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Water Cycle Puzzle

At Water Cycle Puzzle, visitors puzzle out the water cycle— including the human intrusion into the natural process through the urban water use cycle- by placing 12 pucks representing different key points of the cycle onto a schematic background graphic. Magnets hold the pucks in place on the slanted vertical surface. As a puck is placed in its correct spot, it triggers embedded LEDs to light up, representing that part of the endless flow of the water cycle.

When all pucks are in the right place, all the LED lights will be lit and connected, causing them to flash, indicating the visitor’s success. A reset button would switch off the electromagnets holding the pucks in place, causing them to slide off the slanted graphic and back into a holding bin at the base of the exhibit.


Environmental Impact, Water Conservation, Ecology 


Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA

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