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PVC Water Squirter


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PVC Water Squirter

In this activity, learners build a water squirter using a PVC pipe, dowel, and foam. This activity is great for the summer time and introduces learners to forces and water pressure. Note: an electric drill is recommended for this activity, but not included in the cost of materials.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 1 bottle cap
  • 2' PVC pipe, 1/2" or greater
  • 2' dowel, 5/16" or greater
  • 1 screw, drywall
  • 1 #10 washer
  • 1 nail
  • foam (pool noodle foam works best)
  • tape, black
  • hammer
  • glue gun
  • drill (optional)
  • bucket of water

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Measurement
      • Circles
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Momentum and Velocity
      • Newton's Laws
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Volume and Density
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • 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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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop, ©2011

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