Water Pollution Demonstration

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Water pollution is everywhere, and pollutants range from oil to fertilizers. Bring the concept to life by demonstrating the difficulties in getting particular pollutants out of water.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners predict which pollutants would be the most difficult and easiest to clean out of the water
  • Take a field trip to a local water treatment plant to extend the learning experience
Classroom Considerations
  • Gather and acquire the necessary household materials required for implementing the demonstration ahead of time
  • Fits best in a unit or lesson on water pollution or conservation
  • Demonstate in an area that all learners can see
  • Makes learning relevant by connecting the demonstration to a real world experience
  • Encourages learners to be water conservationists
  • Simple and easy to implement
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