Water Remediation Lab

Water filtration — that's pure genius! Groups test the ability of a water filter to purify water by running chlorine contaminated water through a filter and measuring the chlorine concentrations as they filter the water. They then graph their data and determine how well the filter performed. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Do the activity with a variety of filter types
  • Set up a control liter of water with a set concentration that does not go through the filter
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with the concepts from the Introduction to Water Chemistry lesson
  • The fifth part in a series of nine activities
  • The description provides troubleshooting tips to solve common issues while doing the activity
  • The resource contains activity extensions that suggest other measurements you can use
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