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Innovating Science STEM Investigations: Design a Water Filter (Materials for 15 Groups)

SKU IS3453
Original price $109.99 - Original price $109.99
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  • Classroom activity kit designed to teach students about water filtration systems
  • Students will learn how water treatment facilities create safe drinking water
  • A hands-on activity will allow students to design and test their own filtration system
  • Materials for 15 groups of students
  • Kit instructions and safety data sheets included
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How is the water that comes out of our faucets made safe for consumption? This classroom lab kit aims to have students be able to answer that question by teaching them about water filtration systems. In addition to learning about water filtration plants, students will also be able to engineer, develop, and evaluate their own water filter. This kit contains enough material for 15 groups of students, and includes instructions and safety data sheets for all components.

What's in the box?

  • 1500g bottle of fine sand
  • 1500g bottle of gravel
  • 300g bottle of activated charcoal
  • 5mL bottle of green food coloring
  • 25mL bottle of white vinegar
  • 30 coffee filters
  • 1 bag cotton balls
  • 75 plastic cups
  • Instructions and safety data sheets
Safety Data Sheet
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Performance Expectations
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Cross Cutting Concepts
Influence of Science, Engineering, and Technology on Society and the natural World
Engineering Practices
Asking Questions and Defining Problems
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Developing and Using Models
Items Needed
Not included in the kit:
• Container large enough to prepare “Untreated Water” (approx. 1 gallon or larger).
• Misc. materials to prepare “Untreated Water”, such as: potting soil, lawn clippings, dried and crushed leaves,
• small twigs, mulch, etc. (use your imagination).
• Sharp item (such as a nail or dissecting probe) for students to poke small holes in the cups used for filtration.
• Strainer for rinsing charcoal.
Kit Specs
Comes with instructions


Country of Origin: US

Harm Code: 9023.00.0000

CA Prop Warning Statement: 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

Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

For Laboratory Use Only
Not for drug, food, or household use. Keep out of reach of children. For more information, refer to the Safety Data Sheet.