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Exploring Hydroelectricity

Source: National Energy Education Development Project

Description: kit-based integrated and STEM-based activities that provide secondary students with a comprehensive look into the scientific, economic, environmental, technological, and societal aspects of hydropower

Topics explored: potential and kinetic energy; moving water is a renewable energy source; dams; harnessing and converting the energy in moving water; new technologies for harnessing the energy in ocean tides, waves, and currents; advantages and disadvantages of hydropower

Education Level

• College

Resource Type

• Curricula, Pacing Guides, Lesson Plans


• Engineering


• Energy Basics

• Hydrology