Lesson Plan

Cleaning Water

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Give young scientists a new appreciation of fresh, clean drinking water. After learning about the ways astronauts recycle their air and water, your class will work in small groups creating and testing their very own water filtration systems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Though inspired by space exploration, this lesson would fit best in an environmental science series on water pollution
  • Following this lesson, have the class research the availability of clean water in other countries
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson requires a variety of materials that are not typically found in a classroom, so be sure to planaccordingly
  • The link to a related video included in the lesson is broken, but the video can be found in the included materials of this resource
  • Includes a student packet that supports them with completing the experiment, and recording and analyzing their results
  • A rubric is provided for assessing student performance through each phase of this lesson
  • Lesson plan and all included materials are available in both English and Spanish
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