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This lesson examines how water quality affects human health and the importance of separating drinking water from wastewater. Students learn the common contaminants found in untreated water and explore ways that the water can be made potable by creating a water filter prototype and testing its effectiveness.

  • 6 activities
  • 3 class periods
  • Strategies: Cooperative groups, test and analyze results, design a solution with constraints
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-7, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-6, HS-ETS1-4

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