Reflection: Real World Applications Turbines - Section 3: Discussion


To help connect to students' prior knowledge, increase student ownership for learning, and make the topic of dams relevant to students' experiences, I use local resources as I design the lesson. By reading about dams that the students have visited and know about, the students form personal connections to the material we are studying. This student ownership increases work quality.  In my local area, the Bonneville Dam provides power and is a familair feature. I use brochures from this dam to help make the learning more relevant to my students.

  Using Local Resources to Help Learning Come Alive
  Real World Applications: Using Local Resources to Help Learning Come Alive
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Unit 9: Dams and Hydroelectricity
Lesson 7 of 12

Objective: SWBAT identify how electricity is generated in hydroelectric turbines.

Big Idea: Hydroelectricity is a source of clean, renewable power.

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