Oceans of Energy?

This lesson focuses on the importance of ocean exploration as a way to learn how to capture, control, and distribute renewable ocean energy resources. Students begin by identifying ways the ocean can generate energy and then research one ocean energy source using the Internet. Finally, students build a Micro-Hydro Electric Generator.

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NOAA Ocean Explorer

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educators should prepare many of the components of the micro-hydro electric generator in advance.

However, it is important that the students do the final assembly themselves to solidify their understanding.

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