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Big Hydro Demo


Hydro Power Classes Used: Phys 100, 101


Demonstrate the concept behind hydro electricity. Show how a water wheel converts energy from falling water into electricity.


Big Hydro demo, bucket

Set up: This demo sets up well on the two-shelf cart. Fill jug (1/4 full is plenty) with water and place it on top shelf. Place empty bucket on lower shelf and place the exit tubes inside. Turn handle to start water flow; LEDs in house will light up as wheel turns.



A pump is also available to demonstrate how hydro companies use excess power to pump water back up to the reservoir.

Demo room information

Location —-
Maker Unknown
Current State Working
demonstrations/5_electricity_and_magnetism/5k_electromagnetic_induction/5k40_motors_and_generators/big_hydro_demo/start.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/14 23:33 (external edit)