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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity A

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Here is a fun little exploration of the potential energy potential of falling water. Learners drop water from various heights using a straw, and they analyze the diameter of the splash. Pair this with two more activities of the same title as part of a unit on hydropower or energy.

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Pros
  • Water play is always engaging
  • A simple, yet effective experiment that strengthens scientific inquiry skills
  • Detailed instructions, a materials list, and a student data sheet are all provided
Cons
  • None