Didactic material on the topic hydropower

Learning goals

Forms of renewable energy and energy converters. From kinetic energy (hydropower) via mechanical energy (generator) to electrical energy.
Types of power plants and storing hydropower
Ecological aspects of using hydropower
Performance and effectiveness of water turbines
The practical use of a belt drive as a way to transfer movement or force between gear components that are far apart from one another.


We will be investigating hydropower using a model and learning about alternative types of energy generation in the context of renewable energy.

Time required

Approx. 45 minutes are planned for the execution of the tasks

AufgabenTasks on the topic of hydropower

The student tasks are available for download below
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Hydropower solutions

The solutions are available for download below
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