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Can Niagara Falls teach us
How long has the water been on?!!!
Somebody left the water running at Niagara Falls and it is still pouring gallon after gallon!
Maybe we can take a closer look and try to figure out how long this water has been running.
You've probably seen the impact of water eroding dirt away before. (That is why I take a
bath daily!) Head outside and look around the perimeter of your house and observe how
the rain water has washed some of the dirt away.
Would it be possible to measure how much Niagara Falls is eroding each year? Would this
data help us to determine how old the falls are? Yes!
"Recent calculations would indicate a rate of 3.5 feet of erosion per year. Since
the length of the Niagara Falls gorge is about 7 miles, the age of the falls would
be 5,000 - 7,000 years."
This is another indicator of a young world...the earth is not millions and billions of years old.
Make you own SPLAT Water Fountain Timer
Supplies: Plastic jug (I used a milk jug) , tooth pick, marker, pan, bucket to catch the drips,
and a stop watch.
Instructions: Find a good location to set up your water fountain clock. I like to use a
cooking tray in case the water overflows. Fill your jug with water and place a pan upside
down in the tray (you will set the jug of water on the upside down pan). Set your plastic
bottle on the upside down container so it can drip into a bucket (see photo).
Now carefully poke a hole near the bottom of the bottle and time how long it takes for the
water to flow out. I like to draw lines with the marker and mark the jug every 1 minute or
so. Our water lasted over 30 minutes - which means you have a 30 minute timer!
You've made a timer that can be reused! Now you
can refill it and use your timer to see how long it
takes to brush your hair and comb your teeth.
(Reverse that last comment!)
(Look close and you'll see the water stream.)
We enjoyed lining up other beakers to make a Water Fall Fountain.
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a young earth. Adam Thornton Copyright 2011 AD ScienceSplat.com Bolded quote above
from "The Evolution Handbook" by Vance Ferrell.