In this article will provide you the procedure on how to make water well pulley science model making using cardboard
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Making a water well pulley using paper/cardboard and a water bottle is a creative and simple project that can demonstrate the concept of using a pulley system to lift objects.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating a basic water well pulley model:
Materials you will need:
- Cardboard or thick paper
- Empty water bottle (500 ml or 1-liter size)
- String or twine
- Hole puncher (optional)
- Hot glue gun or adhesive putty (optional)
- Small weight or object to lift (e.g., a small toy or stone)
- Prepare the base:
- Cut a piece of cardboard or thick paper to serve as the base of your water well pulley model. The size can be around 6 inches by 6 inches (15 cm by 15 cm) or as per your preference.
- Create the pulley:
- Cut the top and bottom of the empty water bottle, leaving only the cylindrical body.
- Cut two small slits on opposite sides near the top of the bottle, and two more slits on the opposite sides near the bottom of the bottle. These slits will be used to thread the string through the bottle.
- Thread the string:
- Pass the string through the top slits of the water bottle and out through the bottom slits. The bottle should be hanging by the string.
- Attach the string to the base:
- Attach the loose ends of the string to the opposite corners of the cardboard base. You can use a hole puncher to create holes for the string to go through, or simply tie knots to secure the string.
- Add a weight or object to lift:
- Attach a small weight or object to lift at the bottom of the water bottle. This could be a small toy, stone, or any lightweight object.
- Test the pulley:
- Hold one end of the string and pull the other end to lift the weight or object. The water bottle pulley should allow you to lift the weight with less effort compared to lifting it directly.
This model demonstrates how a simple pulley system can reduce the effort required to lift objects. It’s a great hands-on project to learn about basic physics concepts and the mechanical advantage of using pulleys in real-life scenarios.