Science Experiments and Active Learning Science experiments promote the study of the physical and natural world. When it comes to studying science, it’s not just about facts but also about discovering new things by testing ideas and theories. Educators understand that scientific learning goes beyond textbooks. What makes science so interesting is its ability to […]
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Fun Water Testing Science Projects for Homeschool Students
Do you need some interactive, hands-on science projects for your homeschool lessons this year? TestAssured has everything you need to perform an interesting yet easy science project you can do at home with your kids. In this post, we’ll share four simple water testing projects that can be used as science experiments for homeschoolers. These […]
Science Fair Ideas: Water Quality Testing
As summer nights start getting dark earlier, a new school year is almost upon us. That means it’s time for homework and projects. If you’re looking for science fair projects, Test Assured has you covered. We’ll share some of our favorite projects for water quality testing. All you need are Test Assured’s 4 Test Kit […]
What Is Cryptosporidium and Why Should I Worry About It?
You may occasionally come across an advisory warning about Cryptosporidium in drinking water. Or maybe you’ve been told not to drink water from a stream or a lake because it could be contaminated with Crypto. No matter what your water source is, you certainly don’t want to be drinking something that sounds as bad as Cryptosporidium. […]
What Is Glyphosate Contamination and How Can I Avoid Exposure to It?
You may not recognize the term glyphosate contamination, but it has made headline news lately. More commonly known for its presence in the weed killer Roundup, this chemical has been linked to cancer. Although glyphosate binds tightly to soil, it can break down and seep into water supplies causing concerns about health issues. Glyphosate Contamination […]
Do I Need to Worry About PFAS Contaminants in My Water?
What Are PFAS Contaminants? PFAS contaminants are a group of manufactured chemicals, known as “forever chemicals,” that are a part of the perfluoroalkyl family. The most common PFAS that people are exposed to are Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), which can have negative effects on your health. These chemicals gained increasing popularity after […]
Should I Be Worried About COVDID-19 Affecting My Water Quality?
The dangers of COVID-19 are still making headline news as people try to stay healthy. Wearing masks and practicing social distancing are suggested as people try to get back to their normal lives. However, one area of concern is the effect that COVID-19 may have on our water supplies. Can the coronavirus survive in water, […]
Why Does My Water Taste Salty?
Have you ever taken a sip of water, expecting no real flavor, only to realize your water tastes salty? Water with a salty aftertaste is not uncommon. This salty flavor could be the result of chloride ions or sulfates that are present in your water supply. What Are Chloride Ions? Chloride is one of the […]
What You Need to Know About the 25 Trendiest Bottled Waters of 2020
With soda sales steadily declining, water sales are on the rise. As people are becoming more health-conscious, they are looking for alternatives to sugary sodas and juices, with water being a popular choice. This means people are looking for more options to choose from when they shop for water. One of the food trends predicted […]
The Top Ten Worst Cities for Public Water Quality
Public Water Quality When you think of cities with the worst tap water, there is no doubt that Flint, Michigan comes to mind for most people. The publicity that came with the Flint water crisis brought to light issues for other municipal water companies. No longer can people take for granted the quality of water […]