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