Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hydro to Home - A Story of Electricity

Hydro to Home is an interactive story of hydro-electric power from raindrops to homes. The story walks visitors through each step of the process of generating hydro-electric power and delivering to consumers' homes. The story is narrated and along the way there are interactive images that visitors can click on to learn even more information about hydro-electric power.

Applications for Education
Hydro to Home is produced by BC Hydro so it does tell the story from that perspective, but overall it is a good way for students to learn about the process of getting electricity from reservoirs to homes. When you start the story you will be asked for an address. If you don't have an address in British Columbia just start typing in a number an auto-generated list will appear for you to pick from. That's how I was able to access the story of Hydro to Home.