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Geothermal: Classroom Activities

Activity Concepts

Exploring the Transfer of Heat from Rocks

Rocks, heat, energy, specific heat, laboratory procedures, hypothesis making, geothermal heat.

Exploring the Transfer of Energy Between Two Fluids in a Binary Power Plant

Geothermal power plants, heat, heat exchangers, heat transfer, conduction, convection, fluids, boiling points, and specific heat capacity.

Exploring the Emissions from a Geothermal Plant and a Fossil Fuel Burning Plant

Hot water, steam, fossil fuels, combustion, particles, pollutants, lab procedures.

How Fan Shape Affects Turbine Efficiency

Turbines, engineering, experimentation, geothermal heat, water, energy, boiling point, steam pressure, rotation.