Jardins da Água - Parque das Nações - Lisboa, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 38° 45.683 W 009° 05.588
29S E 491908 N 4290302
Quick Description: A series of outdoor interactive equipments located in the Jardins da Água/Water Gardens
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/16/2012 4:10:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMDH5D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 10

Long Description:
The "Water Gardens" are a garden in Lisbon. They are situated on the waterfront of the Parque das Nações. It was originally made for the Expo '98 (1998 Lisbon World Exposition), whose main theme was the oceans and water.

To that extent the garden has a series of educational equipment that have water as the main theme.

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There are a few outdoor science equipments to people interact with, for example:
- A cylindrical tank where people can create and control a whirlpool
- Two structures with some fluid inside, rotating or balancing the structure one can see the fluid dynamics in action
- A windmill whose power allows to pump water, which is then guided by the user
- A screwpump, also known as Archimedes' screw, which transfers water from a low-lying body of water into an upper level; this is operated by hand

Scientific Principle(s) being demonstrated:
Hydraulics


Briefly explain if the experiment was effective for you. Could it have been better?:
Nice to take the kids and show them how it works


When is the apparatus/experiment available to the public:
located outdoors, accessible 24/7


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