Filtering Water

This Filtering Water handout & reference also includes:

See the water filtration system up close with a fun science experiment. Young scientists work for several class periods to design a water filter using household objects, and then decide which filter material would be most effective in removing pollutants.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a unit about pollution or environmental hazards
  • Include in a school-wide focus on protecting the environment for Earth Day
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires several 2-liter bottles
Pros

  • Comes with a template for easy printing and copying
  • Provides links to additional resources and reference materials
Cons

  • None