Understanding the Difference Between Tap and Distilled Water

No matter where your water comes from, whether its tap water or distilled water, you need to be concerned about its quality. Government organizations set water quality standards to ensure that people have access to safe drinking water. Characteristics used to judge water include dissolved mineral content, number of bacteria, pH, and hardness.  Distilled water […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Well Does Your Water Filter Work? Experiment For Kids At Home.

Whether you have well water or municipal water, you can never be too certain about what is in your water.  Many people choose to use a water filter to ensure that their water is safe to drink, but how do you know if your water filter is working?  The best way to know what is […]

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