Water Wheel Challenge

We are excited to have the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center join us every Wednesday for some Discovery with the Library. This week Caitlin brings you the Water Wheel Challenge.

Create a structure that will rotate when a stream of water hits it!


  • Recycled materials
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Stream of water


  1. Use recycled materials to create a structure that will spin.
  2. Think about how the water will hit different parts of the structure and the forces required to keep the wheel turning.

Michael Perkins

Multimedia Producer and Visual Artist at the library. Painter of the Kids Library Mural and 3D scapes, Designer of the Learn and Play Bus and AdventureMobile. When not at work you can find me drawing, making stuff out of wood and getting into trouble.