[Offtopic] 'Water down the plughole' international experiment

Bill Oldham billo at kew.hotkey.net.au
Mon Aug 18 09:43:45 EST 2008

Just a thought - could this be done by watching the direction of a toilet
being flushed? Save water, save energy, but not exactly green.


Regards, Bill Oldham (sessional teacher at Chisholm TAFE and VU)


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Creating a few experimental "water wallies" ??

Another challenge, design an experiment that doesn't waste so much water ??


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Had to share this with you .. sounds like fun and beats slapping fish to
help teach science. :-)

Regards Roland


From: Nigel Bowen <scorpionuk at hotmail.com>
Date: 2008/8/9
Subject: [Oz-teachers] 'Water down the plughole' international experiment
To: oz-teachers at rite.ed.qut.edu.au

I am a headteacher of science, currently on a teacher exchange from the UK
to Australia through the League for the Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers
(LECT - www.lect.org.uk).

I am trying to involve our students as much as possible in the exchange
(short of actually getting them to come to Australia!) so, in partnership
with NESTA (National <http://www.nesta.org.uk/>  Endowment for Science
Technology and the Arts) in the UK who run a website called Planet Science,
I have set up an international experiment to find out:

Does water really go down the plughole the opposite way on the other side of
the world?

This has never been done before on such a large scale.and we need your help!
Please could you let any science teachers in your schools know about this
experiment - full details of how to go about the experiment, and how to
record the results online, can be found at:


The results will be analysed and published at the end of the year


Nigel Bowen
Headteacher of Science
Cootamundra High School


Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

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