Build a Hydroelectric Generator

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Identify the purpose of and specific requirements for making a hydroelectric generator
  • List the steps needed to construct a hydroelectric generator

Curriculum Connections


Science 24: Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems
Science 20-4: Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems
Science 30: Energy and the Environmen(D1.4, D1.5k, D1.3s, D2.3k, D2.4k, D2.1sts, D2.3s, D2.4s)


Science & Technology 6: Electricity and Electrical Devices (1.1)
Science 9: The Characteristics of Electricity (Academic) (E1.2)
  • Electrical Applications (Applied) (E1.1)

Chemistry 12: Energy Changes and Rates of Reaction (D1.1)

Length of Activity

2 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Hydroelectric Generator Construction Plan
  • Materials and tools to build the hydroelectric generator as outlined in the Construction Plan
  • Micro-hydro Templates

Online Lesson Format