Water power

 

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We took on an engineering challenge to create a water wheel that can lift different loads of washers. Some of the things we learned were:

  • More paddles made the wheel turn faster
  • Shorter paddles stayed stuck on better
  • Sometimes engineers are limited by¬†available materials and resources (constraints)
  • The faster the wheel turned, the more weight it could lift

 

Scott MarshiaWater power