Build a water wheel

This is a simple water wheel you can build to learn about water power, either as the historic importance of water wheels or en-route to discussing modern hydro-electric stations.

The instructions are available at wired.com.  You will need:

  • 4 Styrofoam plates
  • pencil
  • stiff plastic straw
  • 9 small plastic cups
  • masking tape, 1½ inch wide
  • string
  • hose or water container

This might be a great patrol challenge… especially at a warm camp where getting a little wet would be welcome.

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