Hydroelectric Energy: Definition, Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages


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What is a benefit of hydroelectric energy?

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1. All of the following are drawbacks of hydroelectric energy facilities, EXCEPT:

2. What proportion of the renewable energy production in the U.S. comes from hydroelectric energy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and corresponding quiz can help you assess your understanding of properties of hydroelectric energy, as well as the pros and cons of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools can help you test your understanding of:

  • Benefits and drawbacks of hydroelectric energy
  • Renewable energy production
  • The definition of renewable resources
  • How water generates electricity

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about renewable resources
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the pros and cons of hydroelectric energy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related electricity lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about hydroelectric energy, review the accompanying lesson called Hydroelectric Energy: Definition, Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define hydroelectric energy
  • Determine what the benefits are of hydroelectric energy
  • Identify the drawbacks of hydroelectric energy
  • Learn how water can generate electricity