Utah FORGE is a Department of Energy-funded geothermal research project dedicated to advancing enhanced geothermal system (EGS) technologies and committed to increasing overall geothermal understanding.

Curriculum

Dedicated to informing and educating of teachers, students, and the public about geothermal energy, we have partnered with our colleagues at the University of Utah College of Education to create a curriculum that can be used in K-12 classrooms.

 

 

Lesson Plan: Exploring Different Renewable Resources Across the U.S.    DOWNLOAD HERE

Utah SEEd Standard ESS.4.3, Next Generation Science Standard:        HS-ESS3-2

Grade and Topic: High School Earth Science

Student Handout       DOWNLOAD HERE
Lesson Plan: Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy

 

 --- available in April 2021

Modules

The University of Utah's Department of Chemical Engineering has developed various hands-on learning modules that can be easily replicated in the classroom. Designed and created by Dr. Tony Butterfield and his outreach team, the modules display key scientific principles behind the Utah FORGE project. These hands-on teaching modules help explain scientific concepts and include detailed instructions for K-12 educators, along with curricular ties, and assessment tools.

Thermoelectric Human Power

The temperature difference between human hands and cold water or ice is used to create electricity and demonstrate the use of a temperature difference to extract usable energy.

See more modules created by the Chemical Engineering Lab
Turbine Electric Generator

As a turbine is made to spin, be it from flowing steam in a coal or geothermal power plant, or from wind turning a wind turbine, it generates electricity for our homes and businesses. In this module, you will use the power of your lungs to turn a turbine and create electricity.

Graphics

Graphics are designed and created by the outreach and communication team at Utah FORGE to offer visual elements for effective communication about our project. These graphics are aimed to reach and help audiences in the public to better understand the progress and goals of the Utah FORGE project at an easier level.

This short animated clip skims through the goals and key missions of the Utah FORGE project taking place at Milford, Utah. The clip briefly shows the steps our project will take on next couple of years from drilling of the two wells, creating underground reservoir, and producing hot water from the geothermal heat at the FORGE Site.

Geoscience Webinars

The geoscience of Utah FORGE sets the geological scene to DOE's flagship geothermal field laboratory that has been established to make significant advances in EGS technologies. The webinars covers the basin architecture, rock types, fault/fracture patterns, thermal structure, fluid flow, geochemistry, and the datasets and resources that are available from the Utah FORGE website.

View Geoscience Webinars published by Utah FORGE

 

How an Enhanced Geothermal System Works

Visit the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy webpage to learn more!