Energy and society

Physics SSS3 Second Term


Energy and society

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to;

  1. Identify dams for producing electricity in Nigeria
  2. Describe how electricity is produced from a dam

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Dams are physical barriers constructed across rivers and underground streams to trap the flowing water. A pool or reservoir of water is formed as a result.

Dams are erected for several purposes. The reservoirs of dams are used to store water. This water is used in the irrigation or dry agricultural land and distributed to areas with a Scarcity of water.

Dams are sometimes constructed to control flooding. Dams also help in the generation of hydroelectricity by harnessing the force of the.... View More

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