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Water Fountain


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Water Fountain

In this activity, learners explore how a hydraulic pump works. Learners work in teams to design and build a unique water fountain that employs a hydraulic pump. This lesson also contains a demonstration of a hydraulic pump in action.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
2 to 4 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Student Resource Sheets
  • Student Worksheets
  • Two-liter plastic bottles (straight)
  • One-liter plastic bottles (straight)
  • More plastic bottles
  • Plastic tubing (various diameters)
  • Wooden skewers
  • Straws (different sizes)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Plastic sandwich bags
  • Clay
  • Rubber bands
  • Waterproof tape
  • Scissors
  • Xacto knife (for educator use)
  • Towels
  • Water
  • Plastic tubs

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Technology
      • Energy and Power
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
      • Potential and Kinetic Energy
      • Energy and Power
      • Work and Machines
    • Motion and Forces
      • Machines
      • Gravity
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Research and Development
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving
      • Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • All Rights Reserved, IEEE,

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