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Hydropower

Title: Water Wheel Powering a Millstone
Type: Diagram
Date: no date
Source: Scott F. Anfinson

Description: Before turbines were used, mills often used wooden waterwheels to create power. This diagram demonstrates how a water wheel would be used in a flour mill.

Water Wheel Powering a Millstone

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  1. Does a water wheel do the actual grinding of the wheat?



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  2. Would it make any difference which way the water wheel was turning?



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  3. What would you expect to be the effect of running too much water over the wheel? What about running too little water over it?



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  4. What other industries besides flour milling could make use of a water wheel's power?



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