Understanding Hydro


Lesson Purpose:

  1. To use a small hydro generator to illustrate how a generator works. (An extension to the "Making Electricity" activity.)
  2. We can also visit the hydro power station at Tinaroo to see this type of generation in practice.​

Time Needed:

10 mins

Year Levels:

Year 6 - 7


TEEC Staff member

Australian Curriculum:

During the course of this activity it may be possible to target a number of the "Content Descriptions" across year levels six to eight.

Year 6

Science Unde​rstanding
Physical sciences
Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources.​​
Science as a Human Endeavour
Nature and development of science
Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions.​​
Use and influence of science​​
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions.​

Year 7

Science Unde​rstanding
Earth and space sciences

Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, including water that cycles through the environment, but others are non-renewable.​
Science as a Human Endeavour
Use and influence of science

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations.