Water Filtration Lab

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Learn about filtration and make your own water filter at home or in the classroom.  All you need are a few simple supplies and some dirty water you can mix up yourself to get started.


Our local water departments use many different methods to give us safe drinking water, and filtration is just one of them.

Filtration systems use many different layers or filters, such as charcoal, sand, fibers, even plants.

Water filtration is the process of removing or reducing the particles, bacteria, algae, viruses, and other contaminants to produce safe and clean water.


This method of using rice, coffee filters, and cotton balls is NOT SAFE for drinking, but it will give you an idea of how water filtration works.

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How clean can you get your water? Let’s find out!

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