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Title: Renewable Energy: Hydropower PDF
Url: http://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/hydroelectric/hydroactivity.pdf
Creator: Pratte, John
Publisher: Kennesaw State University
Description: This lesson introduces students to the use of flowing or falling water (hydropower) to perform work, particularly electric power generation. Topics include the history of hydropower development, the invention of turbines and electric generators, and the history of hydroelectric power development in the United States. There is also discussion of the environmental issues associated with the construction of large dams and flooding large tracts of land, as well as some of the physics involved in the transfer of energy from moving water to a mechanical device such as a turbine. The lesson includes an activity in which students use a model turbine and generator and vary the height from which water flows into them to examine how energy output and efficiency varies.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Influence of special factors in the environment -- Special, A-Z -- Hydroelectric power plants
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Production of electric energy or power -- Production from solar energy -- Photovoltaic power generation. Photovoltaic power systems
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Renewable energy sources
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Key Concept: Ecology -- Energy transfer
Physics -- Electricity
Physics -- Kinetic energy
Physics -- Potential energy
Geography -- Hydrology
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Environmental Science Activity
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-12-29 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2008-12-16 12:41:27 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Century
Full Record Views: 68
Resource URL Clicks: 11
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