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Travelling Water Analysis Lab

Idea by Stephen Twa   |   added on May 18, 2010 04:51PM Suggestion Suggestion
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Children analyze their water samples with simple equipment brought into the school by a chemist. Basic instruction and explanations also provided. Time: 2 hours.

Suggested tests:

1.  pH, first using pH paper, then using a pH meter.

2.  conductivity, using a conductiviity meter.

3.  sulfate by turbidity, using a simple spectrophotometer

4.  some simple chemical strip tests, ie free chlorine, total alkalinity

5.  colour test

Topic: water quality, hands-on activities Audience: school children
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