Water Wheel


  • Splash Art
  • Engineering with Water
  • Gravity, Motion & Work

Check Out Some Of These Cool Ways Engineers Put Water To Work:

  1. Photo by Glogger via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    1. Aqueducts. Some cities get drinking water from aqueducts, long, bridge-like structures that use gravity to move water from a lake or mountain to where people live. But aqueducts aren’t just a modern invention — they’ve used since ancient times!
    2. Making Splashy Melodies. When you blow into an instrument like a saxophone, air moves across astrip called a reed and makes a sound. But did you know you can make music with water in a similar way? To play an instrument called a hydraulophone, you use your fingers to direct a moving stream of water. When the water flows over a reed inside the instrument, it plays a note!
    3. Any Way You Slice It. Did you know that you can use water to cut things? Water-jet cutters push water through a super tiny opening to make a powerful stream. The stream is so strong that it can slice through even stone and steel!

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