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CLIP 8421

Changing landscapes - hydroelectricity

Changing landscapes - hydroelectricity
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Key Info
  • Changing landscapes - hydroelectricity
  • Duration: 02:02
  • Exploring hydroelectricity plants in Snowdon, North Wales. A hydroelectricity plant is used to generate power from fast-flowing water. The steep slopes of Snowdon help the mountain streams to flow into the lakes below. The water is channelled from the lakes into large pipes. The fast-flowing water from the pipes travels down the mountain and passes through a turbine. The water turns the turbine and this generates electricity.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Environmental Issues

  • Keywords: mountain, Snowdon, landscape, change, hydroelectricity, electricity, turbine
Ideas for use in class
  • Use as an introduction to mountain landscapes. Could use in conjunction with clips 8420, 8422 and 8424.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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