Stuck in someone else's frames? break free!

HomeScience HomeLiquids Home
Animals
Astronomy

Animals HomeAstronomy HomeAtoms HomeEcology HomeLiquids HomeMeteorology HomeMicroorganisms HomeOceanography HomePlants HomeSolids Home

LIFT A WEIGHT WITH A WATERWHEEL

We are going to use the waterwheel we made from the last "force of water" project. Or, if we wrecked it, we will build another. After we build it, we need to tie the end of
a string around the axle. It needs to be tied tightly, and maybe be held in place by a rubber band or a dot of glue, so that it can be wound onto the axle. Pass the other end of the string through two-screw-eyes, one on each end of a short board.

The waterwheel needs to be by the sink, so that a student can hold it there, or it can rest on its stand, so that the running water strikes the blades. Lay the board, screw side up, with the short side (its width) along the edge of the countertop, with the end of the string hanging over the edge. We will tie a small weight (like a fishing weight or a large washer) onto the free end of the string, so that the weight rests on the floor.

When water is poured on the wheel, the weight will be lifted off the floor, showing how the force of water can lift objects.

We could tie the string to a toy car at the other end of the countertop, and let the waterwheel pull the car. That would be fun, too.

What other kinds of jobs can we assign to the waterwheel?

 

 
Contact Spike
Any problems with this page? Send URL to webmaster.  Thank you!
 
 
Add to Favorites
 
 
Search this site powered by FreeFind
 
 
 

Send this page to a friend


Back to Spike's & Jamie's Recipe Collection

 

 

 

 

Sign Guestbook    View Guestbook

 

We publish two newsletters a couple of times a month. To subscribe, send a blank email to the appropriate email address.  Topica will send you a message asking if you really intended to subscribe - just click reply - that's it!

Free Recipe Collection Newsletter:
freerecipes-subscribe@topica.com

Jewish Recipe Collection Newsletter:
jewishrecipes-subscribe@topica.com

 

 

Barnes & Noble Home Page  Barnes & Noble Music Page

 

Tired of Geek Speak when 
you have Computer Questions?

 

 

 

WatkinsOnline.com