4th Period Science

What is Hydroelectricity?

Hydroelectricity is moving water converted to energy. The 1st hydroelectric dam in the US was built on the Fox River. It powered 2 paper mills and 1 home.

Bonneville Dam

The Bonneville Dam is on the Columbia River and has 20 turbines and generates more than a million watts of power each year!


National Geographic Society. "Hydroelectricity." National Geographic Encyclopedia. National Geographic. 11 Mar. 2013 <http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/hydroelectric-energy/?ar_a=1>.