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Barry Steam Plant Tour

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In July of 2009, employees at Alabama Power's James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant gave a guided to EYE Camp participants, The plant is located along the Mobile River in Bucks. The tour begins with an orientation and continues on the roof of the coal-fired steam plant which has a spectacular view of the coal barges and a man-made mountain of coal. The tour moves inside as you go past gigantic electric turbines and into the main control room, the nerve center of the plant. From here every aspect of power generation is monitored and controlled. >
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How Plants Work
 
A Variety of Games and Activities from Alabama Power
 
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Energy and the Environment-Advantages and Disadvantages
 
 
Lesson Plans on Coal (by grade level, science and social studies)
 
 
 
Electricity Activities (Jeopardy, Who Want to be a Millionaire, etc.)

Last Updated March 15, 2011

Alabama Course of Study

Science - Water
5th Grade
4.) Describe forms of energy, including chemical, heat, light, and mechanical.
• Identifying types of potential and kinetic energy
Examples:
- potential-water behind a dam, battery;
- kinetic-water moving across turbine blades

• Describing alternatives to the use of fossil fuels
Examples: solar energy, geothermal energy, windmill, hydroelectric power, biomass
• Identifying the transfer of energy by conduction, convection, and radiation

Examples:
- conduction-hot plate heating a pan,
- convection-space heater heating air,
- radiation-sun heating Earth's surface

9.) Describe the relationship of populations within a habitat to various communities and ecosystems.
• Describing the relationship between food chains and food webs
• Describing symbiotic relationships
• Describing the rock cycle
 
Social Studies
5th Grade
1.) Locate physical features that impacted the exploration and settlement of the Americas.
Examples: ocean currents, prevailing winds, large forests, major rivers, significant mountain ranges
• Locating states, capitals, and important geographic features east of the Mississippi River
• Identifying major ports in the United States
Examples: Mobile, Boston, New York, New Orleans, Savannah
 
3.) Compare major Native American cultures in respect to geographic region, natural resources, government, economy, and religion.
Examples: Southeast, Northeast, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Plains
• Locating Native American groups by geographic region
 
6.) Identify the impact of trade routes on emerging colonies in the Americas.
Examples: spread of Christianity, increase in trading of cotton and indigo
• Tracing the result of slave trading in the Americas
Example: establishment of the Triangular Trade Route
• Locating centers of slave trade in the Western Hemisphere

 
Last Updated March 15, 2011
 
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IQ Leaning Network

Video Library

Education Sponsors

IQ Learning Network
  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting