- Includes Testing for Iron, Chlorine, Copper, Nitrates, Nitrites, Alkalinity, pH and Hardness in Water
- Recommended for 1 - 5 Students, 8 Years and Older
- Effective and Fun Way to Teach Children about Water Sanitation, Hygiene and Conservation
- Ideal for Science Fair Projects, Small School Group Activities and Even Home Use
- Instruction & Water knowledge Booklet Included
- Learn All About Importance of Water Quality
This PurTest Educational Water Project Kit includes:
- 5 Project School Kit instruction & water knowledge booklet
- 5 Individually foiled strips with 4 test on each strip, Chlorine/Copper/Nitrate/Nitrite (labeled 4 ways)
- 5 Individually foiled strips with 3 test on each strip, Alkalinity/pH/Hardness (labeled 3 ways)
- 5 Individually foiled strips with 1 test on each strip, Iron (labeled Iron)
- 5 Vials for the Iron Test
- 5 Reagent tablets, foiled, containing sulfite for the iron test
One way to protect our natural resources is to encourage children to learn about these resources and how to manage them properly. Water in particular is one of the most important natural resources consumed by humans and animals. In fact, 70.9% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water – with the oceans holding 97% of surface water and 0.6% are from rivers, lakes, and ponds.
For humans and other life forms, clean drinking water is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Exposure to contaminated water could lead to several health problems including cholera, typhoid, skin diseases, dengue, malaria, yellow fever, diarrhea and more.
In general, we use water not only for drinking but also for washing, cooking, fire extinction and recreation, to name a few purposes. Such is the reason why we need to take care of water to avoid contamination and the consumption of water that will pose some risks on our health.
This PurTest Educational Water Project kit provides informative water knowledge booklets and enough test strips for five students – ages 8 years and older – to participate in eight different experiments including testing for Iron, Chlorine, Copper, Nitrates, Nitrites, Alkalinity, pH and Hardness in water. It is ideal for small group experiments, science projects and home use for an educational family experience. Furthermore, this water learning kit enables students to learn about water contamination and corrective measures that an individual can take to save such valuable resources.
How much do you know about your drinking water? Do you know where it comes from and whether or not it’s actually safe to drink?
This PurTest Educational Water Project kit provides a complete and quick education for children about water. It also educates kids on the most common contaminants that occur in water, such as chlorine, copper, nitrates/nitrites, and iron – among others.
The wealth of information included in this water project kit is also extremely helpful for teachers and parents. The more you know about water, the better you’ll be able to protect it and conserve supply. Water is truly an interesting subject for children especially if they are given the hands-on opportunity to experiment with it; and this is exactly what they will experience with this educational water project kit.
Why is it important to encourage water education among children?
Water education teaches kids the facts and basics of water conservation. In the United States, educational resources for water trainings are made available in schools, libraries, and even online – through books, videos, and project activities. The Water Sense for Kids is an interactive learning resources and activities designed for students in grades 3-5 to help children understand how important it is and how easy it is to save water. What's Up With Our Nation's Waters? is a booklet that presents the EPA's National Water Quality Report in an easy-to-read style and includes projects for school or fun, a water quiz, and a glossary and resources for more information. For complete guide on other educational resources for water, you may visit.
Where do samples come from when testing for water in school projects?
Gathering samples of water to be tested may come from a variety of sources, such as local streams and ponds, puddles, water fountains, fish tanks and any other reasonably safe water source. Teachers and parents who include this testing activity in their subjects or recreational activities must always consider the safety of the children and avoid water sources such as toilets or ones that are known to be toxic.
What is “hard” water?
Hardness in drinking water is caused by two nontoxic chemicals-usually called minerals — calcium and magnesium. If either of these minerals is present in your water in substantial amounts, the water is said to be “hard,” because making a lather or suds for washing is “hard” (difficult) to do. Thus cleaning with hard water is difficult. Water containing little calcium or magnesium is called “soft” water. Water that does not contain enough calcium or magnesium may be “too soft.”
What are the water-related diseases can I get from contaminated water?
Water-related diseases are typically placed in four classes: waterborne, water-washed, water-based, and water-related insect vectors. Waterborne diseases are caused by the ingestion of water contaminated by human or animal faeces or urine containing pathogenic bacteria or viruses; include cholera, typhoid, amoebic and bacillary dysentery and other diarrheal diseases. Water-washed diseases are caused by poor personal hygiene and skin or eye contact with contaminated water; include scabies, trachoma and flea, lice and tick-borne diseases. Water-based diseases are caused by parasites found in intermediate organisms living in contaminated water; include dracunculiasis, schistosomiasis, and other helminths. And Water-related insect diseases are caused by insect vectors, especially mosquitoes that breed in water; include dengue, filariasis, malaria, onchocerciasis, trypanosomiasis and yellow fever.
What are things I can test in water for my science project at school?
There are several chemicals to test for in water; among them include Iron, Chlorine, Copper, Nitrates, Nitrites, Alkalinity, pH, and Hardness. Some schools have now adopted the use of educational water learning kits to make teaching about water more fun, unique and interactive.