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Can You Drink Rainwater – A Science Experiment for Kids

The continental United States gets an average of 30 inches of precipitation each year.  With all of the water falling from the sky, you might be wondering if rainwater is safe to drink.  While using rainwater is a great way to conserve resources, some sources state that rainwater might not be the best source for drinking water. […]

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A Science Experiment for Kids: Testing Homemade Water Filters

This month we have another dirty water science experiment.  Our goal is to test different types of homemade water filters.  Imagine if you had a natural disaster that compromised the local water supply.  This is a real possibility for many people who live in hurricane and storm-prone areas.  In such an emergency, your only source […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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