The Science of Water and Fountains
of Water There are several properties that make water important to
life on our planet, as well as important to operating a fountain.
Understanding the force of gravity is important in understanding how
Fountains use pressure to push or pull water against the pull of
- Hero's Fountain
This example applies the principles of both gravity and pressure.
Pumps in the Real World
Heart Pumps show up in other places besides fountains. One
familiar pump is the human heart.
Fuel Pump Another common pump is an automobile fuel pump, which
allows gasoline to pass from the tank to the carburetor.
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