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Measuring Water Flow Rates

Lesson Description:

This exercise works best with a deep sink or a shower. A one gallon container must fit under the faucet. If you want to measure the flow rate in other more shallow sinks in your school, check out the suggestions below. This exercise can also be conducted at home to determine personal water usage.
Lesson Type:
  • Audit
  • Experiment
  • Group Work
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
30 - 50 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • one gallon container
  • stopwatch or watch with second hand
  • school shower or large utility sink
  • calculator

School or Group:
GEF
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf measuring-water1.pdf

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