- Note the water’s direction, speed and height.
- Place a panel between two posts and observe any changes to the water.
- Add additional panels to control the water, and notice what happens.
- Try to change the direction of water flow.
This exhibit simulates a river. Headwaters are the river’s start. Tributaries flow into rivers. Channels are the shape and direction. Riverbanks are the sides. Deltas, also called mouths, are the end of the river.
In Fort Wayne’s early years, canals were developed to direct water flow, dams were constructed to stop water, locks were built to raise water levels, and waterwheels were placed to power machinery.