Students learn to harness the power of water

Red Cloud fifth-graders (from left) Kayden Gomez, Raevahn
Psota, Siobahn Donohue and Jacob Schafer watch as water
is poured on the turbine they made at The Power of Water
session during the Water Jamboree at Liberty Cove near
Lawrence Wednesday afternoon. The group counted nine
revolutions before their turbine quit turning.

RURAL LAWRENCE — Wrapping masking tape around a pair of red Solo cups and attaching pieces of curved, laminated pieces of construction paper Bethany Stocker, Evelen Rodriguez, Kassidy Uhrich and Hunter Watts learned about hydropower and set a record along the way.

The four Red Cloud fifth-grade girls built their own mini water turbine, which saw 13 revolutions when a gallon of water was poured over it.

Building a turbine and learning about hydropower was the lesson at “The Power of Water,” one of eight sessions at the 23rd Water Jamboree, organized by the Little Blue Natural Resources District, which takes place Wednesday and today at Liberty Cove, just west of Lawrence.

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