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Fun Fall Science Experiment with Leaves

This months science project celebrates fall and the cooler weather.  As the seasons change, we find ourselves admiring the brightly colored leaves.  For today’s project, we decided to see how different leaves would impact our water samples.  Our hypothesis was that different leaves would have different chemical and mineral qualities that would change the composition of […]

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Drinking Water to Lose Weight

How Can Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight While water isn’t a magic bullet to help you lose weight, it can be an important part of your weight loss plan.  Water is a necessary part of any healthy diet.  One of the reasons water is such a great addition to your diet is that it is […]

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How Much Water Does Your Toddler Need?

With a toddler, it can seem like there’s an endless list of things to worry about. We worry about whether they are eating enough nutritious foods or do they know not to talk to strangers. One of the concerns that isn’t usually at the top of that list is if your toddler is getting enough […]

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The Benefits of Drinking Water When Breastfeeding

Do You Need to Drink More Water When You’re Breastfeeding? Water is one of the nutrients we, as humans, cannot live without. While we know it’s important to drink enough water every day, it’s even more important if you are breastfeeding. The average adult woman needs approximately six to eight glasses of water per day, […]

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Fishy Water – A Science Project for Kids

I think the part kids enjoy most about this project is getting to pick out which fishy water they’re going to test.  We took a trip to our local pet store and asked if we could take a few samples from their fish tanks for an experiment.  They were very helpful and explained some of the […]

Water Sulfur Smell

Why Does My Water Have a Sulfur Smell?

Every once in a while, you may turn on your tap and notice that your water has a strange, off-putting sulfur smell.  This is one of the most common odors that water can have.  If you don’t know what sulfur smells like, it is usually described as similar to the smell of rotten eggs. The […]

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What Does It Mean If I Have Brown Water?

Have you ever reached for a glass of water or turned on a water fountain, only to see a stream of brown water flowing out of the tap?  Whether your water comes from a municipal source or a private well, no one wants to drink brown water that looks dirty and unhealthy.  Not only should […]

Is Cloudy Water Safe to Drink?

Have you ever gone to the sink to fill a glass with water, but what comes out of the tap is something milky and cloudy, far from the clear water you were expecting?  With all of the current concerns about water quality, cloudy water may cause you to dump out that glass and grab some […]

Dirty Water – A Fun Science Project for Kids

If your kids don’t mind a little dirt, they’re sure to enjoy this easy to perform science project testing dirty water.  The first step is easy. Send the kids outside to collect three different dirt samples.  Maybe scoop up some dirt from a potted plant or a garden area.  Dig up a little bit of […]

How Often Should You Perform a Well Water Test?

People who get their water from a public water source have groups like the EPA helping to ensure their water quality.  Unfortunately, those who use well water do not have anyone monitoring what is in their water.  If your drinking water comes from a well, you need to take measures like performing a regular well […]

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