Water Circuit: Tipping Buckets

Principle of Science: Fluid Motion

Help fill the top bucket with water. When the top bucket is filled, it becomes unbalanced and tips the water into the next bucket. This in turn becomes unbalanced and tips water into the next bucket and so on down. This chain reaction takes advantage of the fluid properties of water and gravity to transport water with little effort.

This water can be used for drinking, irrigation, or to do work using a simple machine.