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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Spin the Water Wheel

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will construct a water wheel with household materials that can be used to lift an object. Students will examine how energy can be created using liquids as a source of power and consider the potential impact of the use of hydropower on the environment.
Overview
Topic:Natural Resources
Real World Science Topics:
  • An investigation of how to build simple structures to harness energy
  • An application of how water can be used as energy
Objective
After completing this activity, students should be able to obtain and combine information to explain that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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