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Use Steam To Move My Pinwheel

Materials Required
* Toy Pinwheel, * Pot with water, * Pot-holder glove, * Heat source to boil water.
  • Boil water in a pot and using a pot holder glove to hold the toy pinwheel over the steam coming from the pot.
  • Observe what happens to the pinwheel.
  • Take the pinwheel away and observe what happens. 
What is Learnt
Steam is heat energy that is converted to wind energy and moves the toy pinwheel. This science activity is a prominent example of conversion of energy; heat energy to wind or motion energy.
The heated air molecules or steam from boiling water moves the toy pinwheel. The toy pinwheel stops when it is taken out.

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