Science projects encourage children to think more about the world around them help them gain a better understanding of how parts of the world work... so why not let them learn about the wonderful world of water quality this year?

The  WaterSafe Science Project Water Test Kit makes learning about water quality fun and easy to accomplish by letting students measure and record 8 different water quality parameters for a total of 10 samples. The kit comes with an instructional CD that includes a printable fill-in table for recording test results in a neat, easy-to-present fashion.

Frequently asked questions:

Q: Does the kit require special skills or equipment?
A: No, it does not. The WaterSafe Science Project Water Test Kit comes with all materials needed and each test has explicit, simple test procedures.

Q: What water quality parameters does the kit test for?
A: Lead, Bacteria, Pesticides, Nitrates, Nitrites, Chlorine, Hardness & pH levels.

Q: Will my child need to wear special protective gear because of potentially harmful chemicals in the test kit?
A: Absolutely not!  The WaterSafe Science Project Water Test Kit was designed to use minimal chemicals and pose virtually no risk to those who use it.

Q: Where will my child find 10 different sources of water to test?
A: In the past we have heard of students using many different and interesting ideas for water sources such as...

  • Tap water from kitchen sink immediately after turning the tap on vs. tap water from the kitchen sink a minute after turning the tap on.
  • Tap water from kitchen sink (cold) vs. tap water from kitchen sink (hot, but allowed to cool).
  • Rain water collected in a glass container vs. rain water collected in an old, possibly rusty, metal container.
  • Rain water from a puddle on the lawn vs. rain water from a puddle on concrete/asphalt.
  • Water from the tap vs. water from a chlorinated swimming pool.
  • Pond water, lake water, stream water, river water, creek water, etc.
  • Water from taps located in different neighborhoods (i.e. home, school, office(s)/job(s) of friends and family, relatives’ homes, etc.)
  • Samples of water with coins, rocks, wood, leaves or other ‘stuff’ left in them for varying amounts of time.
  • Samples of water with tiny and varying increments of household items (i.e. baking soda, black pepper, vinegar, lime juice, lemon juice, etc. Important: additives must not change the color of the water or colorimetric test strips will not work properly) added.
  • Swimming pool water right out of the pool vs. pool water allowed to sit exposed to the environment for varying amounts of time.
  • Municipal tap water right out of the tap vs. municipal tap water allowed to sit exposed to the environment for varying amounts of time.
  • Rain water vs. melted snow.
  • Different types of bottled water.
  • Distilled water vs. tap water vs. reverse osmosis water vs. spring water vs. boiled water (after it cools).

Q: If we want to test samples for certain parameters more than the test kit includes, can we purchase those tests separately?
A: Yes. Water Test Kit Store has all of the tests included in the  WaterSafe Science Project Water Test Kit available for purchase in larger quantities.

WaterSafe Science Project Test Kit
WaterSafe Science Project Test Kit
Contains 10 of Each Water Test