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How can people use cows to generate electricity? Students are given a clue before they select their answer to this riddle. In the text and video clip for the clue, two children share information about their unsuccessful attempt to use a pet cow to spin the metal coil in a generator. The riddle's final page presents students with three answer choices. Brief feedback is given for the incorrect choices. When students select the correct answer, a short video clip plays of a farmer explaining how his farm generates more power than it needs by making use of the methane gas released from decomposing manure. There's a link to a text-only version of the riddle. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

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    Grade 6,NSDL,Grade 4,Grade 5,Electricity,Space Science,Renewable resources,Social Sciences,Grade 7,Humans and the environment,Energy sources,Upper Elementary,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Informal Education,Middle School,Earth and space science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184753521T,Elementary School,Chemistry,Physics,Energy,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Personal and social issues,Physical science,Technology,Geoscience

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