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Using the big 6 steps, Eco pond studied on how to use water to create a alternate energy source. In 1.2, we find 10 questions that have to do with our invention or water power. In 2.1, we have to find useful websites that tell us the answers to our questions. In 2.2, out of all the web sites that we found in 2.1, chose the best sources. In 3.1, we find the useful parts about the websites in 2.2. In 3.2, we find important words that fit the topic. In 4.1, we create multiple visual aids. In 4.2, we take notes that we find on websites. In 5.1, we organize the information we gathered and put it together. In 5.2, we create a presentation. In the final step, 6.1-6.2 we evaluate our final product.


Q1:Why does water have fluid friction?
A1:fluid friction is the friction that is found in water, oil, and other liquids. It can be used as normal friction.
Q2: Why can turbines be use in dams?
A2: When turbines turn, the can create electricity. Therefor can be used in dams
Q3: why can friction create electricity?
A3: Friction can create electricity because it has kinetic energy, and when it’s released, it caries a powerful shock, depending on the size and mass.
Q4: why is water a good source of energy?
A4: water, as we all know, can pass on force(a.k.a. newton’s law) the feed back of that force can be converted into energy.
Q5: why is water a scarce resource?
A5: water can only be found in special locations, including the sea, waterfalls, and small bodies of water. some areas are places were water is rare, so they have to be careful about the water.
Q6:Why if water runs through a turbine it will make energy?
A6:The turbine spins when the water runs through it. It is geared to a generator so the generator
A7: These types of ocean resources can be used to make energy: tides, waves, and ocean temperature differentials. For example, tidal energy schemes capture water at high tide and release it at low tide. Wave energy generation devices fall into two general classifications, fixed and floating. In both cases, the oscillating motion of an coming in and going out wave is used to drive turbines that generate electricity. Tide energy systems traps high tides in a reservoir. When the tide drops, the water behind the reservoir flows through a power turbine, generating electricity. Ocean thermal energy conversion uses the difference in temperature between warm surface water and cold deep ocean water to make electricity.
Q8: What is Saline Power?
A8:Saline and brackish water is common. it normally it makes a problem for fresh water supplies, But some technologies, however, can take advantage of saline water for energy production. These are solar ponds and algae production. Solar ponds use the salt water in a way that heat from sunlight is effectively locked in the pool and can be used for a number of process heat applications or electricity production. The ability of the pond to store solar thermal energy is unique and overcomes the resource variability that is a drawback of traditional solar development. Salt water algae grows prolifically under cultivated conditions and can be pressed to extract bio-diesel feed stocks or dried and burned for power production. Although neither technology has been demonstrated beyond pilot levels, Texas is fortunate in that regions with saline water resources also tend to be very sunny. If coupled with ongoing fresh water chloride control efforts, exploitation of the saline water resource for energy production may be possible for modest additional investment.
Q9:Why should we save water?
A9:We should save water because we need it to live and we can use it for electricity too. Water is reusable but it isn’t always clean.
Q10:What is water used for?
A10:Water is used in a number of ways that you would never expect. From automobile tires to hamburgers, water is essential in the production of many everyday items.

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Hydro-electricity can be made in many way. Turbines are good, but the problem is that some water doesn't go thought all the way. Places that you can find power-plants that use hydro-power are dams. Diagram:
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Do to the flaw of this, we created a machine that doesn’t use turbines. Diagram:
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