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Water is studied from different angles: physical properties, societal stakes, techniques developed to master it… The various interactive elements enable you to discover its secrets and understand its role in our lives as citizens.

Buoyancy ball

What is the effect of water on the perceived weight of an object?

By exercising traction on a rope connected to several pulleys, the child pulls a bowling ball immersed in water and feels the weight difference.

Balls on fountains

How can you make a ball stay on a water jet?

Succeed in balancing balls on water jets…if you can find the balance point.

The dam

For or against building a dam? What would be the consequences of such an installation?

By installing and/or removing the dam on a model, question yourself and observe the logic behind the implementation of new equipment. Thanks to a touch screen, you can also ask for various characters’ opinion before voting, and compare your choice to that of other visitors.

Locks

How can a boat go from one basin to the next?

In a two-level basin, make a boat sail from upstream to downstream and back, using the locks and floodgates system wisely.

Archimedes’ screw

How can we transport water to raised tank without using a pump? 

Activate Archimedes’ screw to bring the water up from the basin and fill the raised water tank.

Wave power

Can waves produce electrical power?

Activate a piston connected to a float to create waves on the surface of water contained in a tank. The waves created start to move a second float connected to a coil which produces the electricity necessary to light up a LED.

Propelled by water

How can water move a boat?

With water contain in a cistern, fill the tapped tank of boat propelled by the water jet created.

And also…

Hands in water, the urban watercycle and the challenges of water.