Is it Safe to Drink Pool Water? – A Science Experiment for Kids

It’s not uncommon to accidentally swallow some water when you are swimming in a pool.  Public pools are carefully monitored and treated with chlorine to prevent bacteria and other contaminants.  While we wouldn’t recommend drinking pool water on a regular basis, we were curious about what’s in our pool water. In an emergency situation, would […]

What’s in Your Mineral Water – A Quick and Easy Experiment

The bottled water business is booming with a growing variety of water.  Mineral water is touted to offer extra health benefits and is favored by those who like sparkling water with bubbles.  What we wanted to know was if there really is a difference between the different types of sparkling water. We used TestAssured’s 4 […]

Are All Bottled Waters Created Equal? – A Simple Science Project

As we’ve seen from recent news headlines, you cannot take safe drinking water for granted.  When people are worried about the quality of their tap water, they often turn to bottled waters.  Today, bottled water is a growing industry and there are dozens of brands to choose from, but are all brands created equal? Testing […]

Find Out What’s in Your Toilet Water with This Easy Experiment

Dogs are known to occasionally take a sip or two from an open toilet bowl, but as humans, we typically cringe if we are touched by a drop of toilet water. How dirty is your toilet water?  In this easy science experiment, you can test and compare toilet water to find out what’s really in […]

Does the Time of Day Change What Is in Your Water?

With all of the scares about water quality and safety, there are a number of ways you can reduce your risk of drinking contaminated water.  One of the cautions we have heard recently is that the quality of your municipal water can change depending on the time of day. We decided to put this theory […]

Flushing Pipes – Does it Work? A Simple Science Experiment

Some health departments recommend flushing your pipes before using your tap water.  This is because as water sits idle in pipes, it is possible that it could absorb materials from the plumbing system.  The best way to avoid ingesting any of this contaminated water is to flush the pipes by letting your water run for […]

Which Home Water Purification Method Works Best?

If your water was declared unsafe, what would you do? There are many simple methods that can be used to purify water at home, but which one works best?  For emergency disinfection, the EPA recommends boiling water for one minute or adding bleach to disinfect your water. In this simple experiment, we used Test Assured’s […]

Does Movement in Water Affect Its Composition?

Does Movement in Water Affect Its Composition? Movement is an essential part of a healthy body of water.  In large bodies of water, this is caused by gravity and can be seen as a tide or current.  Smaller bodies of water can be moved by the wind or plant and animal life.  Even your tap […]

Water Experiment: What Is the Best Source of Water Outdoors?

If you were stranded outside with no drinking water, what would you do?  Depending on where you are, you may have many different sources of water, but which one would be the safest to drink?  In this experiment, we’ll be testing a variety of natural water sources to determine which one, if any, would be […]

Whose Mouth is Cleaner – Yours or a Dog’s?

Some people will argue that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s. We decided to test that theory with Test Assured’s 4 Test Kit Set for Schools and Science Fairs. Our test will compare water samples that have been in contact with human mouths and dog’s mouths. The Test Assured set includes 4 test […]

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