How To Make An Archimedes Screw

by | Dec 15, 2021 | Physics, Science

Introduction

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.

Supplies

Let us now look at the supplies required to make an Archimedes Screws. They are as follows:

Tools

  • Duct tape
  • Scissors

Materials

  • 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

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

Filling Lower Container

Step 3: Now, take an empty container to keep it higher from the first container.

Placing Empty Container Higher

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

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

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.

How To Make An Archimedes Screw Science Project

Archimedes Screw

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

 

 

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