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Abstract

The objective: To determine if the height of water being


poured on a cork wheel effects the speed of wheel turning
therefore effecting the amount of energy being produced
by the wheel
Purpose
The Purpose of this experiment is to see how pouring 2L
of water from different heights will affect the energy
production based on the spinning of the wheel.

Hypothesis
I think that pouring water from the height of 36 inches
will make the cork spin faster and create Hydropower.
Materials
1.) Small tub
2.) Long stick
3.) Foam cube
4.) Plastic yogurt container
5.) Long meter stick
6.) Water pitcher
7.) Tap water
8.) Paper
9.) Pen
10.) Safety scissors
11.) tape
Procedure
1.) First I will create the spinning wheel using the Foam
cube and plastic yogurt container. Cut seven small
triangular pieces using the yogurt container and scissors.
Stick the pointy part of the piece into the foam cube so
that the edge part is on the outside. This will create the
spinning wheel.
2.) Now that the wheel is ready, use the long stick and
push it in the center of the foam cube so that the wheel
spins around the stick. Make sure that the wheel is not
stuck and is easily spinning.
3.) You now take the stick with the wheel and tape both
ends on the rim of the small tub. Also take the long meter
stick and tape it on the bottom edge of the outer part of
the small tub.
4.) Fill the pitcher with tap water.
5.) Slowly pour the water on the wheel and observe the
spinning speed of the wheel.
6.) Repeat step 5 from different heights. Starting at 18
inches,27 inches,36 inches, and 45 inches.
Observations
In this experiment I observed that the foam cube itself
didn't move an inch when I poured the water directly on
the foam cube but when I poured it on the flaps, it started
spinning. As it started moving up the different levels, it
spanned faster. I realized that this is because of the water
pressure; it increased as
I went up the level and started hitting the flaps harder. I
poured water from 5 different heights, 9 inches apart.
Another thing that I observed was that at the highest
height the water pressure was so strong that the water
started spraying out as it hit the flaps on the foam cube.
Conclusion
In this science experiment, I saw that the height at which
water was being poured affects the spinning of
the wheel. As I moved up from Level 1 to 5, I noticed that
the wheel was spinning faster and faster. So
this means that the water pressure increased as I moved
up the levels, thus hitting the flaps of the
wheels much harder causing the wheel to spin faster. My
Hypothesis was correct. I was right about the
height level at which the water is poured will affect the
waster pressure thus increases the speed of the
wheel rotation. As the height increases, the water pressure
also increases and the wheel spins faster and
faster.
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