What is a water wheel?

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The water runs into cups and the wheel rotates under the weight of it

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Water wheels were used in mills in the 20th century. They were used to convert energy from water to run machines.

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they work by spinning them.

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A wheel turned by the movement of water is a?

A turbine or water wheel,

How does an undershot water wheel work?

In an undershot water wheel, the wheel turns as a result of the weight of the water. The water flows into the wheel, stops and then when the wheel turns the water flows out underneath the wheel. It is used when you do not have a big head of water. In the overshot wheels the water pushes the wheel and then flows over the top of the wheel. The overshot wheel uses both the weight and the momentum of the water and so are more efficient and powerful.

What is rand on a water wheel?

Itsinfo on a water wheel

What civilization invented the water wheel?

The sumerians invented the water wheel.

How is water converted into energy?

By using the water to drive a turbine or a water wheel or pelton wheel.

Did the Sumerians invent the water wheel?

Yes, Sumerians did invent the water wheel. In fact the Sumerians invented the wheel.

What is a water wheel with buckets called?

A water wheel with buckets is called a noria

What device was developed to harness the power of moving water?

The water wheel. :)

How does a water wheel do work?

A water wheel uses the force of flowing water to turn its blades. As the blades rotate, they transfer this mechanical energy to a shaft connected to machinery or a generator, allowing the water wheel to perform work such as grinding grain or generating electricity.

How big is a normal water wheel water wheel?

72 feet 6 inches

What is the name of a wheel mechanism used to measure disance?

water wheel or water turbine

How was the overshot wheel an improvement over the undershot wheel?

The overshot wheel was an improvement over the undershot wheel because it allowed for creating more force on the water so the wheel moved faster. The undershot wheel has a drag factor because water is gotten at the bottom of the wheel and has to be carried up to the top of the wheel. The overshot wheel has water flowing into the buckets at the top of the wheel forcing it downward.