What part does hydropower play in satisfying energy demands? This informational piece, part of a series about the future of energy, introduces students to hydropower as an energy source. Here students read about the history, workings, and benefits of utilizing hydropower. Information is also provided about the limitations and geographical considerations of hydropower in the United States. Thought-provoking questions afford students opportunities to reflect on what they've read about the uses of hydropower. Articles and information about ladders for migrating fish at dams and the powerhouse of Grand Coulee Dam are available from a sidebar. A link is provided to a site that examines the inner workings of a hydroelectric plant.


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