Yucky Water? No Problem!

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Young scholars study the process of water filtration in a three-part STEM lesson. After analyzing samples of dirty water, teams design and build their own filtration systems and measure their efficiency.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with additional lessons from the same publisher to create a complete environmental science unit
  • Invite a representative from a local water treatment plant to speak and/or demonstrate the treatment process
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects familiarity with mass and volume measurements
  • One installment of a larger SLED Design playlist

  • Requires higher-order thinking to complete the task
  • Presents a real-life problem that needs a solution 

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