IS9700 Environmental Chemistry: Water Treatment and Filtration
Students will develop a knowledge of the processes performed at a water treatment plant and understand the reasons for each process. They will perform, on a small-scale, several of the procedures that occur in a water treatment plant on “polluted” water. They will examine the changes in the water after each treatment step is performed. They will also observe physical characteristics of water, such as clarity, color, odor, and how they are affected from the beginning of the treatment process until the end. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups of students. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns
Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
1500g Fine Sand
1500g Coarse Sand
1500g Fine Gravel
300g Activated Charcoal
25g Potassium Aluminum Sulfate (Alum)
25g Calcium Oxide (Lime)
5g Kaolin (clay) Powder
5mL Green Food Coloring
25mL White Vinegar
75 Plastic cups
15 Stirring Sticks
*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Respirable crystalline silica, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.