THE POWER OF HYDRAULICS
These are series of motivated learning through doing done by project inspire STEM in collaboration with BUNI. As a continuation of the program from the first session performed on 21st of November at BUNI, the second session will be held on 5th of December at the same place with more than 20 students expected to participate.
The activity will explore the power of hydraulics in the modern technologies. All fluids such as water, alcohol, blood etc. possess this tremendous power; this doesn’t lie in any but in the famous principle called Pascal’s principle. “Pressure applied to a fluid in a container is transmitted undiminished in all directions and to the walls of the container”. It is from this fact liquids find a lot applications in different systems of machines such as the, lifts, excavators, garbage compactors, bulldozers cranes and many other construction machines.
Accompanied with illustrations of different hydraulic machines at work students will each participate in making a simple lifting jack to physically appreciate the hydraulic power of liquids using water as one of the cheapest liquid in our environment. Students will be able to apply force or pressure to water contained in syringes which are inter-connected by plastic tubes and are going to see their force or pressure applied without any loss lifting a hydraulic jack. The hydraulic jack to be made will physically create a picture in the students’ minds of how hydraulic machines are capable of performing different activities in the modern world.
Learning process in this program is made very interesting and it implants motivation, critical thinking and innovative mind in students. We also teach different skills to the student for instance in the last session students were had a full knowledge on teamwork especially the need to fully participate in it. In this coming session leadership skills will accompany the activity. Parents and teachers shouldn’t leave this golden opportunity for your kids pass-by.