Designing a Water Treatment Plant

How does dirty water get clean enough to drink? After viewing a PowerPoint that outlines the process water goes through at a water treatment plant, groups work together to design a chlorination chamber for a treatment plant.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Take a field trip or virtual field trip to the local water treatment plant
  • Locate water treatment simulations to show or demonstrate to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be familiar with the design process
Pros
  • The developer of the PowerPoint presentation also created the video
Cons
  • Design software is not available
  • The PowerPoint overview is a presentation originally used at a teacher convention