Building Aqueducts in Maple Class

As part of our work on the Romans we learnt about Aqueducts.  We found out how they were built and how vital they were in bringing water to the cities – we learnt that the Aqua Virgo aqueduct still supplies water to Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain in the heart of the city today!  They were built with a shallow slope to ensure the water kept moving ensuring that fresh drinking water and water for the bath houses was supplied to the cities.

We were challenged to deign and build our own aqueduct, through which the water kept moving – but not so fast that it caused a flood!  We used card which we coated in was so that it was waterproof to make the channel and built the columns from lego – it was hard to have enough slope so the water moved without it going to fast!