Exploring Hydroelectricity (9 activities)

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Grades

9-12

Subject

Energy Basics, Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Water

Summary

Integrated and inquiry-based activities that provide a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, economic, environmental, technological, and societal aspects of hydropower to secondary students:

  • The Basics of Energy, Electricity, and Water
  • History and Future of Hydropower
  • Careers in Hydropower
  • Dams and Their Uses
  • Turbine Assembly and Explorations
  • Advantages and Challenges of Conventional Hydropower
  • New Technologies in Ocean Energy
  • Careers in the Hydropower Industry
  • Hot Topics in Hydropower
Curriculum

Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology

Plan Time

7-14 class periods

Materials

Handouts and other materials needed detailed within curriculum guide.

Standards

Standards are listed at the beginning of the curriculum guide.

Owner

The NEED Project

Lesson Plans/Activity

Exploring Hydroelectricity (9 activities): Teacher Guide
Exploring Hydroelectricity (9 activities): Student Guide