Build a Hydro Power Machine

Image of a hydro electric dam on a river

Hydroelectricity is a way of using the energy of moving water to produce electricity. Water moves from a high point, like a dam, through special turbines that spin generators to create electricity. Let’s explore hydroelectricity in more detail with this experiment from the Ontario Science Centre, where you get to build your own hydro power machine!

Once you’re done the experiment, explain to your friends, family and class how it works!