After examining a Sankey diagram representing coal-fired electricity generation, students create diagrams of the energy conversions that occur when hydro power is used to generate electricity, and identify where the greatest efficiencies and inefficiencies might be found.
Assess your students’ abilities to:
Which part of the dam has the greatest impact on its power output?
How often do Newton’s 1st and 2nd laws apply in the same situation?
Students use their understanding of energy production on Earth to decide which form of energy would be the most viable f...
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