Item no: 52742
Ages: 8 and up
Hydropower has been used for hundreds of years in watermills and is now commonly used to generate electricity in applications such as hydroelectric dams and tidal power plants. Explore the power of water by building models and conducting experiments with them. Learn about how different devices are used to extract useful energy from moving water — from a waterwheel in a small stream to a giant turbine in a tidal power station.Investigate the intriguing properties of water by performaing experiements involving surface tension, adhesion and cohesion. Learn about water pressure by building a water tower and a water fountain.Construct a hydroelectric power station to generate electricity and light an LED. Learn the source of the energy in ocean waves, tides and rivers and discover how electricity is generated from them.