Science B26: Raising Water by Machine


Award-winning video and lesson investigations for young children on the topic of modelling machines

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Video and lesson investigations on the topic of modelling machines. Key concepts include:

  • Making models of ‘real life’ machines is a good way of investigating how they work.
  • Machines need some form of power to make them work.
  • Simple materials can be used for making models.
  • Models do not always exactly mirror the real object.
  • ‘Low technology’ may look simple, but it can be very efficient.
  • Machines can be made out of everyday, local materials.
  • Human populations and needs can frequently be answered by technology. The problem of getting a fresh supply of water can be lessened by the use of fairly simple devices.
  • Since a push is easier on the human frame to administer than a pull, machines that use pushes, rather than pulls, make our lives easier.
  • Animals that work for us are also pushing (against their harness) though people often see them as pulling.


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