3. Results

3. Results


Time/min
0
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
Height/cm
0
2
4
8
12
16
20

With the given data, we will be able to plot a line graph that looks something like this:

We learned a few things from the data collected

  1. From the 1 min point onwards, the rate of rise of the house increases (the line gets steeper). The 1 min point is when the weight of the house drop. Thus, after the weights drop, the house will suddenly start to rise quicker as shown by the steeper line in the y - axis of the graph

  1. We learned that the rate of rise of our house was approximately 0.00468km/h. compared to the 7.5 litre per minute pump rate of the water pump. This equates to about 2.106km/h rate of rise. A catastrophic flood in real life is about 3.6km/h