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Innovating Science® - STEM Investigations: Design a Water Filter

STEM Investigations: Design a Water Filter

Product # IS3453

How is the water that comes out of our faucets made safe for consumption? Students will learn about the processes performed at water treatment facilities, and then engineer their own small scale filtration plant. Once they design their filtering system, they will observe and evaluate the quality of the water they produce. 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: ETS1.A; ETS1.B; ETS1.C
Performance Expectations: 3-5-ETS1-1; 3-5-ETS1-2; 3-5-ETS1-3; MS-ETS1-3; MS-ETS1-4
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

Kit Includes:
1500g Fine Sand
1500g Gravel
300g Activated Charcoal
5mL Green Food coloring
25mL White Vinegar
30 Coffee Filters
1 bag Cotton Balls
75 Plastic Cups

DOT Info:

*"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

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