Energy Education Resources
Conservation and utilizing renewable energy is at the heart of our education partnership. In the Eugene area 70% of our electricity is created by hydropower. Developing an understanding of where our local energy comes from, as well as, water and energy conservation education gives 4j students experiences to help them become better informed as they grow into our future leaders and decision makers.
Below you will find links to resources, activities and lessons pertaining to PNW Energy sources-hydropower, solar and wind.
The Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) has a wealth of resources available to educators. We are highlighting the following items from their website.
An overview of how hydropower generates up to 75% of the electricity used in the Northwest:
How hydropower works:
Excellent guide to understanding how hydropower operates in the Pacific Northwest:
How the hydroelectric system works, who is responsible for these projects, and laws and agreements that help guide operation.
Lessons from FWEE and Teach Engineering
The Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) has a wealth of resources available to educators. We are highlighting the following item from their website.
Wind turbine tour…multiple pages to process through to build an understanding of how wind turbines work.