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