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Dam Pass or Fail

Source: Teach Engineering

Description: Students conduct Internet research to investigate the purpose and current functioning status of some of the largest dams throughout the world. They investigate the success or failure of eight dams and complete a worksheet. While researching the dams, they also gain an understanding of the scale of these structures by recording and comparing their reservoir capacities.

Topics explored: Dam engineering; dam lifetimes; infrastructure; dam history

Education Level

• Other Resources

Resource Type

• Curricula, Pacing Guides, Lesson Plans


• Engineering


• Energy Basics

• Hydropower Facilities