Water Energy

Who are we?

Denton Dynamos - New York - Santino, Areeb, and Daniel
Collaborative Class - Nevada - Jesus, Priya, Jacob, and Alex L.
Our Experiments



Your assignment is to complete each sentence below. Then, perform some experiments proving your answers. Keep careful records of your results. Choose one experiment you would like the whole class to perform. Include that experiment below. Finally, answer the essential questions on the home page. Include the answers below.



Our Incomplete Sentences:

  1. Water Energy can be found:
  2. An example of water energy in its potential form is:
  3. An example of water energy in its kinetic form is:
  4. An example of water energy transforming to another form of energy is:

Our Experiment:


Our Essential Questions:







Our Energy Experiment


Hydro Energy





Our Energy Experiment


Hydro Energy

Potential - Kinetic Energy






Transforming Energy


Denton Dynamos
Question: (What question were you trying to investigate?)

- Will water flow downhill with enough force to turn a wheel?




Question: (What question were you trying to investigate?)
- How much hydro energy is needed to turn a turbine?
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Hypothesis: (What did you think was going to happen?)

- We think that the water inside the pie pan will flow fast enough to spin the wheel?




Hypothesis: (What did you think was going to happen?)
-The full blast of a faucet will turn the turbine.
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Method: (How did you test your question?)

1. Step one, Poke a hole inside the pie pan.
2. Step two, Put the tube up inside the pie pan
3. Step three, Pour water into the pie pan.
4. Step four, Then push down the tube.
5. Step five, Then the water will flow through the tube and into a bowl.
6. Step six, Hold the water wheel so the water flowing from the tube turns the wheel and pours into the bowl.





Method: (How did you test your question?)
  1. Make a turbine. (from link above)
  2. Attach the string to the shish kabob stick.
  3. Attach Shishkabob stick to the turbine.
  4. Attach a switch that turns on and off a light bulb to the other end of the string.
  5. Go to a sink for running water.
  6. Put the turbine under the running water and turn the faucet on by a centimeter so that water falls on the turbine and the turbine spins.
  7. Turn on the faucet by another 3 centimeters if the turbine doesn’t spin.
  8. If the turbine still doesn’t spin, turn on the faucet 2 more centimeters more each time the turbine doesn’t spin.
  9. Repeat until the turbine spins.
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Materials:

We need:
1) water 2) a pie pan,
3) a pencil,
4) a flexible tube 2 to 3 feet long.
4) duct tape ,and
5) a bowl.




Materials:
  1. running water
  2. you need a turbine
  3. String
  4. Light switch
  5. Light Bulb


Materials for a water turbine.
A big coke bottle
A cork
A shishkabob stick
Scissor

How to Make a Turbine

Variable






Variable:
The force of the water

Observations/Results: (What did you discover?)






Observations/Results: (What did you discover?)

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Conclusion: (Was your hypothesis correct? Why do you think things turned out the way they did?)






Conclusion: (Was your hypothesis correct? Why do you think things turned out the way they did?)

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Further Questions: (What other kinds of experiments could you do in the future related to this topic? What other questions would be interesting to ask?)






Further Questions: (What other kinds of experiments could you do in the future related to this topic? What other questions would be interesting to ask?)

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