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Water Testing Kits for Schools and Science Fairs

Friday, June 23, 2017 / 6 comments

Water Testing Kits for Schools, Teachers and Science Fairs

Today I am going to let you in on a little secret. My husband and I have a fascination with water. We want to know everything about any kind of H20.

Investigate acid rain, chemical erosion and weather while learning about the Scientific Method using Water Testing Kits for Schools and Science Fairs. Makes a great science experiment!

I took a liking to studying water in 5th grade when we were learning about acid rain. For some reason I just couldn't get over that a substance that falls from the sky could cause devastation to Earth's surface. As our science unit unfolded, my teacher, Miss Vaccaro, gave us these little paper test strips to test the pH of different sources of water. I was hooked!

Later in life I met my husband, who at the time was the East Coast Regional Sales Manager for Pentair, a company that specializes in water filtration systems. I can't tell you how many water treatment systems we have had to check out on vacations and various other destinations we have been to in the past. 

We both LOVE to test water! 

A Look Inside a Science Fair Kit



Therefore, when Holly from Water Testing Kits reached out to me to try their product, I immediately jumped on board. It was like Christmas morning as I opened my special box😂










A Water Testing Kit box includes 4 test kits and a TDS meter.








Each of the 4 test kits contain a test vial, iron test strip, iron reagent tablet, alkalinity/pH/hardness text strip, chlorine/copper/nitrate/nitrite text strip and a test chart to help translate results.



Since school is out for the summer, I didn't get a chance to try this kit out with a class. However, I had a blast performing my very own science experiment at home.😜
I compared and tested distilled water, our tap water and rainfall that I collected with a rain gauge.


How to Use These Kits at School

The water testing kits would be wonderful to use for science experiments to go along with a unit on the scientific method, weather and/or chemical erosion

I think it would be a blast to conduct an experiment with this kit and use it with my Scientific Method Digital Lab Report in Google Slides. Students could work independently OR collaboratively to fill in the slides with their scientific information and add pictures of their experiment testing different kinds of water. This product even comes with an editable grading rubric.


Watertestingkits.com has donated 3 kits for a giveaway! Enter for your chance to win one of these fabulous kits AND my Scientific Method Report in Google Slides. Three winners will be chosen next Friday: June 30th.

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If you are interested in purchasing a few kits for your classroom, click HERE.

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6 comments:

  1. This kit looks awesome! I remember learning about pH in middle school and testing pond water. And now, it is one of my favorite lessons to teach to my 7th and 8th grade students!

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  2. We did so few memorable things in science when I was in school... mostly reports. However, I do remember being chosen to design a bulletin board for a study of evolution when I was in sixth grade.

    I would LOVE to be able to use a kit like this with my science students! Although I've taught gr. 6 science for years, I'm picking up grs. 7 and 8 this year so I'm in the market for "new" material since I've had the kiddos before. I've not done water testing and this would be perfect for our ecology and environment unit. I'm also VERY interested in YOUR product for scientific method. What a great item to add to our "paperless" classroom! Thanks for the chance to win these products. I'm putting your report on my TpT wishlist just in case!

    Angela

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  3. Something I remember from my childhood science class is using a rain gauge. I remember staring at it waiting for something to fall!!!

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  4. My elementary science lessons came directly from reading a text book...sadly, no hands on learning what-so-ever. It wasn't until 9th grade Physical Science and 10th grade Biology that we ever got to doing any actual experiments. SOOO glad that things have so changed for the better!! 'Doing' equates 'Understanding'.

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  5. I remember making paper planets and measuring the length between the planets. Other than that, I remember mostly reading from the text.

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  6. I remember looking at pond water under microscopes and drawing paramecia and amoeba.

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