Hydropower: Pros and Cons


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Which of the following is TRUE about hydropower?

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1. What is the term used to describe a series of pools arranged like steps that help migratory fish travel upstream?

2. What is a negative effect of building a hydropower dam?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the characteristics of hydropower. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes the name for pools arranged like steps to aid migratory fish and the possible effects of deforestation when constructing a dam.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of hydropower
  • Pools arranged like steps that help migratory fish
  • Possible effects of deforestation from dam construction
  • Hydropower as a 'clean energy' source

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related environmental science lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of hydropower and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how dam construction might affect woodland areas

Additional Learning

To learn more about hydropower, review the accompanying lesson titled Hydropower: Pros and Cons. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Describe hydropower and hydroelectric power
  • Understand how electricity is generated by hydropower
  • Relate four pros and four cons of hydropower generation
  • Tell what fish ladders are and how they fit into a hydropower discussion