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ERIC Number: EJ933496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
What Gets the Turbine Spinning
Raffan, Deirdre
Primary Science Review, n87 p8-11 Mar-Apr 2005
One activity that gets children thinking about how electricity is made involves exploring hydro (water) power. Water has been used as a source of energy for thousands of years for mechanical purposes such as grinding corn, bellows for furnaces or sawmills for cutting wood or slate. For about a century hydro power has been producing electricity reliably and cheaply and currently provides about a sixth of the world's annual electrical output. In this article, the author shows how children can build a model micro-hydro power station as they learn about sustainable energy sources. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)