Waterforce! A Green Energy Source
Site: Thwaite Mills
Science, Literacy, Numeracy
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Pupils will watch Science in action in the watermill. They will look at the source of the power, the different types of waterwheels and how they power the site, and will be given a live demonstration to show how the power can be converted into electricity.
Pupils will then take part in a design task which will give them the opportunity to create their own waterwheel. The groups will then have the opportunity to test their designs to see if using their waterwheels with water, they can generate power to lift a weight.
During this two-hour workshop, pupils will:
- Explore the mill to discover how waterwheels work and discuss forces.
- Build working model waterwheels, evaluate them on a test rig and explore the use of dynamos to generate electricity.
- Have fun!
As a some of this workshop is held outside (whatever the weather!) we would recommend sensible footwear, a waterproof coat / sun hats and sun cream.
For more details or to make a booking, please contact Thwaite Mills on 0113 3782983 .
Science: Sc1 Understanding of ideas and evidence; Sc4 Forces
Literacy: speaking and listening
Cost: £40 per half-day
Maximum numbers: Class of 30