Students test Torrecelli’s law and develop and compare their own alternative models to describe the dynamics of water draining from perforated containers. From this exercise students gain experience and perspective using a classic model as well as greater understanding of ODE compartment models, parameter estimation and fluid flows.
Powell, Jim; Haefner, Jim; and Kohler, Brynja, "Leaky Bucket Lab" (2016). Laboratory Experiences in Mathematical Biology. 2.