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 […]

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How to Test Well Water at Home

Water quality is headline news these days.  The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is still making the new four years later.  Most recently, Chicago’s water quality has come into question. Unfortunately, if you get your water from a private well, there are no watch groups looking out for you.  If your water isn’t coming from […]

How Do I Know If I Have Hard Water?

What Is Hard Water? When people talk about water quality, one of the factors that is often mentioned is hardness.  As water travels through the ground, it picks up small amounts of sediment from soil and rocks.  Two of the most common minerals that easily dissolve to form hard water are calcium and magnesium.  These […]

The Importance of Well Water Testing

In the United States, over 15% of the population get their drinking water from private wells.  Even more well water is used for livestock watering, irrigation, chemical spraying, farming, and industrial purposes.  Unlike public water, private water is not regulated by the EPA or other government agencies.  Testing well water is important to ensure the […]

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 […]

How Does Adding Milk and Sugar Change a Cup of Tea?

Tea is a popular beverage any time of day. Some people drink it plain, while others add milk and some prefer sugar.  Milk and sugar certainly change the way a cup of tea tastes, but did you ever consider how it may change the composition of what started out as plain water?  Using Test Assured’s […]

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