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GeoGuide: Dams! DLESE Reviewed Collection
The site offers an interactive discussion of different vantage points associated with dam building. It describes some of the engineering and environmental issues that go into the process of selecting a site for building a dam and the conditions necessary for electrical generation. Links to classroom and family activities are organized by grade level.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Lesson plan
    • Tutorial
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
  • Services:
    • Discussion / Forum
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-189
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
        • Characteristics / changes in populations
        • Sci. / tech. in local challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Form and function
      • B - Physical science:
        • Transfer of energy
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Risks and benefits
        • Sci. / tech. in society
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
      • How physical systems affect human systems
      • The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
    • Human systems:
      • How forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface
      • The patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface
    • Places and regions:
      • How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and regions
      • That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity
      • The physical and human characteristics of places
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Geographic Society