Friendly Physics: Make a Water Wheel
Energy is everywhere, but understanding how energy works can be tricky for kids. Luckily, it's easy to demonstrate the concepts of potential, kinetic, and mechanical energy at home with a simple cone-and-carton water experiment. This fun and easy project is a great way to make physics come alive for your child, and just might spark a lifelong fascination with science.
What You Need:
- Oatmeal container (the large cylindrical kind)
- Rubber band
- 6-8 plastic tub lids of the same size
- Duct tape
- Dowel long enough to reach across your sink