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Hydro Tours DLESE Reviewed Collection
The site offers virtual tours of a hydroelectric project, a fish passage, and a generator. It shows how dams operate, the equipment necessary for electrical generation, explains the electrical generation process, and touches on some environmental issues. Other materials presented here include a timeline about the discovery of electricity and power generation, a glossary, and links to newspaper articles and other related sites.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Field trip - virtual
  • Environmental science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999, 2002 by FWEE
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-177
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in society
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Foundation for Water and Energy Education