This kit allows learners to examine 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.
This kit contains enough material for 5 groups. Teacher's Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.
Great for distance learning and home schooling - kit includes Teacher's (or Parent's) Instruction Manual, safety data sheets, student guide and worksheet copymasters.
- 500g Fine Sand
- 500g Coarse Sand
- 500g Fine Gravel
- 100g Activated Charcoal
- 10g Potassium Aluminum Sulfate (Alum)
- 10g Calcium Oxide (Lime)
- 5g Kaolin (Clay) Powder
- 2ml Green Food Coloring
- 10ml White Vinegar
- 25 Plastic Cups
- 5 Stirring Sticks
Required Materials (not included): Container (approx. 1-2 liters or larger), miscellaneous materials to prepare "untreated water" (such as potting soil, lawn clippings, crushed leaves, twigs or mulch), sharp item to poke small holes in cups for filtration
Innovating Science Small Group Learning kits are designed to offer engaging activities and educational content to for teachers to use with small groups or to distribute to remote students, or for parents with learners at home. Kits incorporate applied math and science principles into home school and distance learning projects.
Safety Data SheetDownload Here
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Cross Cutting Concepts
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
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
Kit SpecsComes with instructionsNon-regulatedCountry of Origin:
9023.00.000CA 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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.