WGBH Educational Foundation, Teachers' Domain
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This Video builds on the following concepts of Energy Literacy.
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About the Content
- A short video that describes how electricity is generated in a hydroelectric plant (Hoover Dam). It also describes the pros and cons of this type of power production on regional water supply and river ecosystems.
- Comments from expert scientist: Explains how electricity is generated from dams, but does not explain climate change's impact on the ability to generate hydro power. Also, it is somewhat out-of-date.
About the Pedagogy
- Background essay, discussion questions, and a link to standards are provided.
- Demonstrates the importance of hydroelectricity as the dominant source of electricity for urban areas in the American Southwest.
- Good graphics describe how electricity is made.