Creating Fountains

The best way to learn about how fountains work is to build one yourself. There are several types of fountains you or your students can build with the four basic components below. The only things you need to make a fountain are creativity, water, and something to move it. Students can work together in groups to design and build imaginative fountains with items they collect.

Sprays and Falls Tanks and Reservoirs
Tubes and Pipes Pumps

The diagram divides a simple fountain into its four basic components.

[Sprays and Falls] [Tanks and Reservoirs] [Tubes, Pipes, and Valves] [Pumps]

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