Water provides so much more than a cold drink. Get the energy flowing with our hydropower resources.

All NEED curriculum is available for free PDF download or e-publication on the NEED Shop – check out our hydropower curriculum.


PowerPoint Presentation

Introduction to Hydropower


Interactive Resources

Interactive Hydropower Poster
Net Electricity Generation from Hydropower (Flash required)


Energy at a Glance

Hydropower (small) (large)


Career and Technology Education

Your Future in Hydropower – this unit, created for use in Career and Technology Education programs and classrooms, contains hands-on activities to explore careers and opportunities within the hydropower industry. Students will get a comprehensive view of the tools, skills, and concepts necessary to prepare for a job in hydropower.


NEED Curriculum Guides in Spanish

What is Hydropower


Coloring Sheets

Coloring Book!


More Awesome Extras!

NEED Book List
Graphics Library
PowerPoint Presentations
Energy Timeline
NEED Energy Video Lessons (Hydropower)