Hydro Electric Science Fair Project – Part of the 2015 Google Science Fair promo

NEW – A short clip of this video is now part of the 2015 Google science Fair promo.
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This project was used to test how water pressure (PSI) would affect Hydro electric output. We simulated this with locating Penstocks near the bottom ( higher pressure) and middle (lower pressure) of a 5 gallon bucket.
Our hypothesis is that the penstock at the bottom with greater pressure will = higher energy output
We matched the inflow of water with the outflow and also measured and maintained the fall or “head” from the penstock to the turbine, so water pressure alone was measured.
We managed approx 1.98v on Multimeter from the bottom penstock and 1.57v from the middle.
Bottom penstock = .4694 PSI
Middle penstock – .2347 PSI
Our conclusion is more PSI = more power output.
Head, or the pressure of falling water is created by vertically locating the turbine well below the intake of the penstock.
Our next experiment will be testing a high head vs. low head dam for energy production.



45 responses to “Hydro Electric Science Fair Project – Part of the 2015 Google Science Fair promo”

  1. ed koga Avatar

    That's the way you do it! Job well done, so well you showed up 90 percent of the adults!

  2. Umar Farook Avatar

    Great video perfect

  3. Bhargav Vejandla Avatar

    wow experiment with students

  4. Rusher3211431 Avatar

    did that reader tell you volts or watts? and how do you get one of those generators? P.S that is really good!

  5. Chembolu Jhansi Avatar

    Water. Polloution

  6. simone foster Avatar

    Must annoy power company's when people play around with this stuff.

  7. weslley rodrigues Avatar

    para esse gerador ai , pode usa bem menos agua

  8. MM &&VR Avatar

    Can I know how you construct this

  9. Minh Avatar

    I think you have more water pressure at the bottom outlet due to the weight of the water in the bucket creating pressure.
    Awesome experiment kid! You are the future!

  10. Muthu Samy Avatar

    What is maximum power generated by this miniature

  11. suraj bhoite Avatar

    so bad you cant speak english clearly

  12. suraj bhoite Avatar

    so bad you cant speak english clearly

  13. Sonya Davidson Avatar

    Amazing presentation, and science experiment. You have 1,462,238 views that is impressive.

  14. Raisul Islam Ebon Avatar

    This generation is busy with phone. This is exceptional staff from 21st century kid.

  15. Genderless Frog Avatar

    Thanks my dude 27 legandes we will use this for Much fair science england is my language

  16. charlie wehner Avatar

    nice invention

  17. Sanket Dalai Avatar

    awsssom boss your so good

  18. Reyaj Ansari Avatar

    good project and supear vide0

  19. captain skeptical Avatar

    man i love smart educated children that are implicated in science experimentation…there's nothing more precious than that! that kid will never starve or be poor.

  20. Raju rana .sharma Avatar

    nice projects good video

  21. Omar Chebihi Avatar

    Where can I find the pulley?PLEASE ANSWER AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE.

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