Site: Thwaite Mills
This workshop is led by museums staff.
During this two-hour workshop, pupils will:
- develop knowledge and understanding of how waterwheels work and connect this to the concept of generating power using Thwaite Watermills as an example
- develop language and communication skills associated to generating water power
- develop team-work and communication skills by working in groups to build a waterwheel
- have fun!
During the workshop activities, the class will be split into three groups.
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.
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 Museum on 0113 24762887.
Science: Sc1 Understanding of ideas and evidence; Sc4 Forces
Maximum numbers: Class of 30