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Lesson: Clean Energy: Hydropower

Source: Teach Engineering

Description: Hydropower generation is introduced to students as a common purpose and benefit of constructing dams. Through an introduction to kinetic and potential energy, students come to understand how a dam creates electricity. They also learn the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy.

Topics explored: how a dam produces electricity, the differences between renewable and non-renewable energy.

Education Level

• Other Resources

Resource Type

• Curricula, Pacing Guides, Lesson Plans


• Env Science


• Energy Basics

• Hydrology