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Walk Through a Hydroelectric Project DLESE Reviewed Collection
This site offers a virtual walk-through tour of a hydroelectric facility. The creation of hydroelectricity begins at the dam, where the power plant converts the force of falling water into electricity. It shows how dams operate and the equipment necessary for electrical generation.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Glossary
  • Hydrology
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999, 2002 by the Foundation for Water and Energy Education
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-176
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Transfer of energy
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in society
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The Foundation for Water and Energy Education