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Inquiries in Science®: Testing Water Pollution Kit

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  • Test local waters for pollutants
  • Design and create an aquatic community
  • Introduce a pollutant into the aquatic community and compare the effects to a controlled community
Grades 9–12. Explore the causes and effects of water pollution with this laboratory activity. Students first perform a serial dilution to grasp the concepts of ppm and ppb. They test the water in their area for contaminants, including dissolved oxygen, nitrates, and phosphates. The lab concludes with students designing and conducting their own experiment to determine the effects of water pollution on living organisms. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups. Receive a FREE digital Teacher's Manual and Student Guide with kit purchase.

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  • Exclamation icon This item is sold and shipped to schools and businesses only. Not available to individuals or residential addresses. Visit our Login & Registration page to learn how to create a Login and link it to an approved school or business account. USDA or USDOT regulations restrict this item from shipping to these locations: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin. Residents of HI must contact the HI Department of Agriculture before ordering. Residents in restricted states will receive compatible organisms and/or plants. Canadian orders require a permit from the Canadian government.
What’s Included:
  • 3 Brown Planaria Cultures
  • 1 Duckweed
  • 12 Elodea Sprigs
  • E. coli Culture
  • 3 Amphipod Cultures
  • 1 White Vinegar, 1 pt
  • 30 Plastic Cups, 9 oz
  • 30 Plastic Lids, 9 oz
  • 5 Jelly Trays
  • 1 Water Monitoring Kit
  • 10 Plastic Test Tubes
  • 1 Hydro Fertilizer, 10 g
  • 2 Corn Oil, 40 mL
  • 10 Rubber Stoppers
  • 30 Pipets
  • 8 Vials, 1 Dram
  • 2 Blue #1 Dye, 30 mL
  • 40 Dissolved Oxygen Tablets
  • 30 pH Tablets
  • 30 Nitrate Tablets
  • 30 Phosphate Tablets
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Distilled Water, 6 L
  • 10 Small Graduated Cylinders
  • 10 Thermometers
  • 10 Stopwatches or Timers
  • 10 Beakers for Waste, 250 mL
  • 10 Small Beakers
  • 10 Wash Bottles
  • 10 Permanent Markers
  •  Water Pollutants (e.g., bleach, detergent, pesticide, weed killer, “green” detergents)
  •  Springwater, Filtered Pond Water, Conditioned Tap Water
  •  Tap Water Conditioner (optional)
  •  Yeast (optional)
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