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Lesson: A River Ran Through It

Source: Teach Engineering

Description: Students learn how water is used to generate electricity.

Topics explored: Water's potential-to-kinetic energy transformation, falling water and waterwheels, measurements, the history of the waterwheel, how engineers use water turbines in hydroelectric power plants today, advantages and disadvantages of hydroelectric power.

Education Level

• Other Resources

Resource Type

• Curricula, Pacing Guides, Lesson Plans


• Env Science


• Hydrology

• Hydropower Facilities