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This resource for secondary physical science gives step-by-step instructions for building a water-powered electric generator from plastic spoons. The model closely resembles real micro-hydro designs, and can produce enough electricity to light a small light bulb. The 9-page construction plans may be freely downloaded and are organized for first-time builders. Comprehensive background information is provided on water power and renewable energy. All materials can be readily purchased from hardware or grocery stores. Links are also provided to animated tours of hydroelectric plants and giant turbines. This item is part of a collection of K-12 projects on renewable energy sources and clean energy technology. Registered teacher-users have access to a complete lesson plan with tips for teaching.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    clean energy,NSDL,hydroelectric energy,energy,green energy,Motors and Generators,Mechanical Power,Middle School,Classical Mechanics,water power,Electromagnetic Induction,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20071203142745608T,generator,Social Sciences,Other Sciences,Work and Energy,renewable energy,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Informal Education,energy sources,Environmental Science,Work,Conservation of Energy,Electricity & Magnetism,Physics,hydroelectric generator,mechanical power,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Technology,Geoscience

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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