How Does a Waterfall Become Electricity?

How Does a Waterfall Become Electricity?

by Robert Snedden


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What is the world's tallest waterfall? How do dams help generate water power? What happens when a waterwheel spins? This series explores the causes and effects that shape our world. From the underwater volcanoes that sprout into islands, to the rushing waterfalls that spark electric currents, this series demonstrates how both natural and man-made phenomena occur.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410985279
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Series: How Does It Happen
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,257,923
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

What is a waterfall? — The power of falling water — Early uses of water power — The waterwheel — Building a dam — It's electric! — Electricity in our homes — Who uses water power? — Famous hydroelectric plants — The Hoover Dam — Other types of energy — The benefits of water power — Water-power problems.

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