Virtual Field Trip to Geothermal Plant

October 25th, 2019 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Friday, October 25, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

CalEnergy: Virtual Tour

(www.bherenewables.com/tour_geothermal.aspx)

Age Range: 8 and up (Grades 3 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

At this website you can take a tour of a geothermal power plant to see how the natural heat of the earth is used to generate electricity for homes and businesses. Geothermal power is a renewable source of energy and does not rely on coal or other fossil fuels to create electricity.


When you get to the site you’ll see a picture of a geothermal plant. Select a numbered icon to view the tour that is presented through a series of narrated videos that include animations, illustrations and sound. Explore each phase of the geothermal power plant operation that includes: 

  • A look at the geothermal resources far below the surface of the earth.
  • An explanation of how these resources are brought to the earth’s surface and converted into steam.
  • Info on how the steam is used to spin turbines and generate electricity.
  • A view of how unused fluid is returned to the earth to sustain the geothermal resource so it can be used again.

To see all phases of the tour from start to finish, just click on the “G” on the picture for “Grand Tour.”

The site includes a “Glossary of Terms” in case you need clarification on some of the vocabulary used in the tour.

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