The Archimedes screw is one of the most popular ancient devices which is used to lift water from one site to another site. We still use this famous ancient technology today. So today, we will look to make an Archimedes screw which is one of the most popular and successful scientific projects. But before moving on towards the process sections, let us look at the list of supplies.
Let us now look at the supplies required to make an Archimedes Screws. They are as follows:
- Duct tape
- PVC pipe
- Clear vinyl tubing
- Containers for water (2)
- A small box to elevate
- Food color
Steps To Make An Archimedes Screw
Step 1: Take one end of the PVC pipe and attach its one end with the vinyl tube with tape and tightly wrap it around the pipe. Simultaneously, repeat the same step for another end.
Attaching Vinyl tube on PVC Pipe
Step 2: Take a container and fill it with water and add your favorite food color.
Filling Lower Container
Step 3: Now, take an empty container to keep it higher from the first container.
Placing Empty Container Higher
Step 4: Next, place one end of the Archimedes screw in the base container of water.
Placing One Side of the Archimedes Screw in the Base Container
Step 5: Simultaneously align and place the other end of the screw on the top container.
Aligning and Placing the Other End
Step 6: Start rotating the screw so that the water at the lower end (tubing) scoops water with every rotation. The water should come up and go back with each revolution, but it should not be completely submerged all the time.
Things To Remember
- If you don’t see tubing, then start to fill the water after completing some rotations, or you might be rotating the screw in the wrong
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.