HYDRAULICS SCIENCE :-
Build a hydraulic platform and investigate Pascal’s law. Hydraulics is a technology and applied-science kit using engineering, chemistry, and other sciences involving the mechanical properties and use of liquids. In its Fluid power applications, hydraulics is used for the generation, control, and transmission of power by the use of pressurized liquids. Hydraulic topics range through some parts of science and most of engineering modules.
Learning outcome: Industrial and construction machines use hydraulics to easily lift heavy objects. Learn how this can be achieved by applying the Pascal’s Law on a hydraulic press. Understand what hydrostatic pressure is and how it gets stronger by depth.
Science Experiment Method Description: Build a hydraulic platform and investigate Pascal’s law. Use syringes of different size to emulate how pistons can transfer pressure inside a tube. Add a load on the platform and push the pistons to lift it. Prove that pushing the smaller piston can magnify the out-coming force and lift a weight with less effort.
Components: Engino Toys, plastic skins and paper outlines, syringes, water, few pebbles.
Why would you use a hydraulic motor instead of an electric one? Where a powerful electric motor generally needs to be really big, a hydraulic motor just as powerful can be smaller and more compact, because it’s getting its power from a pump some distance away. You can also use hydraulic motors in places where electricity might not be viable or safe—for example, underwater, or where there’s a risk of electric sparks creating a fire or explosion.
Ages 8 – 12+