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Curriculum & Activities
BPA offers free publications, videos, curricula and activities for classroom use. Click the links to download, or contact visitorcenter@bpa.gov to request printed copies.
 
 
How energy moves from nature to your home
Students use electricity every day and often don’t stop to think about where the energy comes from, how it’s made, how it gets to their homes and schools, or what impact it might have on the environment. This educational video explains the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources. It then follows the journey of hydropower from a water drop falling as snow in the mountains to an energy watt traveling on an electricity superhighway to homes and schools.
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History
BPA Film Collection Volume 1, 1939-1954, a two DVD set includes films produced by BPA including “Hydro,” “The Columbia,” “Highline,” “Power Builds Ships,” “25,000 Volts Under the Sea,” and “Look to the River.”  To order, email the BPA Visitor Center visitorcenter@bpa.gov.
 
Science Lab
 
The BPA Science Lab is a series of simple, hands-on science experiments that will spark student interest in science. Science Lab experiments can be used in the classroom or at home, and are suitable for kids in fourth through 12th grades. Each experiment features simple tools and ingredients, and includes download-able instructions.
The Miracle of Electricity
 
Electricity. You can't see it, yet its power is evident just about everywhere you look. Learn more about this essential resource - from how it is generated and increasingly consumed to what you can do to be a smarter energy user. This information can be used in the classroom or at home, and is suitable for kids in eighth through 12th grades.
Hydropower
Transmission
Fish and Wildlife
Wind Energy
Energy Efficiency
 
For more information, please contact:
Heather Bain - hlbain@bpa.gov