Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 337
Fall, 2005

Homework #3: Siphons                                                                                  Sanders
(Due October 12, 2005)

On the handout showing buckets and tubes, for each situation, tell whether or not water would flow through the tube from one bucket to the other.  Assume the tube is filled with water at the beginning of each experiment!  Show direction of flow, if any.  In the space given, design and solve a siphon problem of your own.  Finally, come up with the general rule that you can use in the future to determine if water will flow through a siphon.  Note: please feel free to use buckets and tubes, available in the lab, to test your hypotheses.

© 2005 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated October 12, 2005.