Archimedes' Screw - 05.18

The visitor turns the wheel at the end of the screw. The rotating screw collects water from the main tank and transports it upwards to the small water tank.

For centuries man has searched for ways to transport water for use in irrigation. Here is an example of a mechanical water transportation device that Archimedes in-vented in the 3rd century B.C.

  1. Turn the wheel.
  2. Now watch how the Archimedes’ screw transports the water upwards.

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