This Kit to Purify Water and more… is exactly what is needed for those people who do not have access to clean drinking water. Working together with the children in your classroom, they can experience the challenge and satisfaction of scientists, as you both learn about the problems and how to solve them. NB – Suitable for 9 to 12 years and under adult supervision and assistance.
Three main interesting water experiments can be performed:
Filtering - i) sand filters are used to clean water ii) active carbon is very porous and is used in industrial uses and can clean poison out of the digestive systems of people and in gas masks and many other uses
Distillation - i) to clean drinking water ii) making sterile water for medical use & contact lenses iii) desalination of sea water iii) to separate crude oil into various components; butane gas, petroleum, diesel and fuel oil
Solar Pasteurization - use solar energy to heat water from wells, rivers and lakes to sterilize it for drinking. Pasteurizing food will kill any micro-organisms and keep it fresh for longer.
Further experiments are suggested at the end of the book; NB Adult assistance and supervision is required
- According to the UN, 1 in 3 people do not have access to clean drinking water.
- 3/4 of all illnesses and deaths in the developing world are caused by diseases carried in water, such as cholera.
- 2 Million children die each year from drinking dirty water.
Item No: CE3281