Splashing  Water
Concept:

As water falls, it is a potential source of energy. The greater the height from which the water drops the greater the potential energy source it is.

Objective: Students will

observe and understand the potential energy of falling water.
observe and document the results of adjusting variables in scientific activities.
represent data by averaging.
draw conclusions from graphed data.

State Standards:

ENERGY

Understand energy, its transformations, and interactions with matter.

Compare forms and behaviors of various types of energy.

Distinguish between the forms of energy including heat, chemical, mechanical, and gravitational potential energy.

Describe examples of energy transfer.


Time:

40 minutes

Materials:

Prepare for the Entire Class

water container (gallon milk jug)
large plastic garbage bag for wet newspapers

Prepare for Each Team

straw
1 cup or beaker
meter stick
newspapers

Attachments
•splashingwater.pdf

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