Saturday, March 19, 2011

Water wheel activity

We attended a museum-run day of learning activities around the topic of water (part of a monthly series) today. I'm really impressed with these events. This was just one of the stations - a water wheel project.

I took a photo of the instructions, in case any of you want to try making one - totally doable with dixie cups, paper plates, tape, and a dowel. (Can you actually read these?).

Instructions:




The Bibliophile's wheel:





In action!





You can do this in your yard with a hose sprayer or watering can. The water goes in the little cups and spins the wheel.

Fun! 

I will be linking this post up with Science Sunday.

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6 comments:

Ticia said...

Seriously you wrote this on your phone? I'm impressed

I'm also impressed by his design

Infant Bibliophile said...

I'm usually a little critical of crafts that the parents end up doing while the kids wait around watching, but this event was really well designed to be for an older child, but with elements like crayons and stickers to involve the younger set. Dad did all of the taping and designing, but the little guy assisted and learned. :)

Infant Bibliophile said...

PS I can type a novel on my iphone!

Jackie H. said...

That sounds fun. I know my boys would like to play with it but I was a little worried that they wouldn't actually be able to make it. Love the idea of "decorating" it.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Looks pretty interesting, but the instructions are too hard to read :)

Michelle said...

What a clever idea! I hope to see you link it up this week on Made by Little Hands Monday!
Have a great day!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com