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Water and Dams in Today's World

Source: Teach Engineering

Description: Students learn about the importance of dams by watching a video that presents historical and current information on dams, as well as descriptions of global water resources and the hydrologic cycle. Students also learn about different types of dams, all designed to resist the forces on dams.

Topics explored: hydropower basics; dam engineering history; hydrology; dam materials

Education Level

• High School

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Resource Type

• Visualizations, Animations, Videos, Games

• Curricula, Pacing Guides, Lesson Plans


• Engineering


• Energy Basics

• Hydrology

• Hydropower Facilities