Title

There Must Be Something in the Water

Date

5-28-2015 8:15 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 8:30 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Energy Resources and Public Communication

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Philip Wade and Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

In this video, researchers explored the technology of hydropower. Hydroelectricity is a renewable power source which harnesses the energy of moving water from melted snow and rainfall, streams, rivers, and/or dams. It serves as a promising alternative to environmentally harmful energy sources, such as fossil fuels. The video examined several questions regarding the science of hydroelectricity, the history behind it, how this energy source is used today, and the drawbacks and benefits of hydropower. The researchers used an interactive video format to answer these questions and convey pertinent information regarding hydroelectricity. In addition to creating the video, researchers used a renewable energy science kit to build models of several innovations which utilize hydroelectric energy. Such designs included a simple water wheel and a water wheel with a generator, both of which were filmed and incorporated into the video. The overall goal of this project was to inform viewers of an important renewable energy source, along with the ways in which it can be used safely and responsibly.

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May 28th, 8:15 AM May 28th, 8:30 AM

There Must Be Something in the Water

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

In this video, researchers explored the technology of hydropower. Hydroelectricity is a renewable power source which harnesses the energy of moving water from melted snow and rainfall, streams, rivers, and/or dams. It serves as a promising alternative to environmentally harmful energy sources, such as fossil fuels. The video examined several questions regarding the science of hydroelectricity, the history behind it, how this energy source is used today, and the drawbacks and benefits of hydropower. The researchers used an interactive video format to answer these questions and convey pertinent information regarding hydroelectricity. In addition to creating the video, researchers used a renewable energy science kit to build models of several innovations which utilize hydroelectric energy. Such designs included a simple water wheel and a water wheel with a generator, both of which were filmed and incorporated into the video. The overall goal of this project was to inform viewers of an important renewable energy source, along with the ways in which it can be used safely and responsibly.