Read about the World’s Largest Tidal Turbine, unveiled in Scotland in August 2010. The turbine could generate one megawatt (MW) of power, enough electricity for about 1,000 homes.
Also read about the SeaGen by Marine Current Turbines, Ltd. This prototype was installed in May 2008 in Northern Ireland. This website contains images and an animation of the SeaGen that would be useful in the classroom.
Verdant Power has demonstration projects in the East River, New York and St. Lawrence River at Cornwall Ontario, Canada. This website also contains images of tidal turbines and an animation.
To read more about Tidal Energy check out these resources: