Join the Global Water Experiment; the biggest chemistry experiment ever!

Tue, 2011-09-27 10:00 -- Mike Newnham


Through the Global Chemistry Experiment ‘Water: A Chemical Solution’ students will explore the chemistry of water and the role of water in society and the environment.

The results of their investigations will contribute to a Global Experiment, which will possibly become the biggest chemistry experiment ever.

The Experiments

The Global Water Experiment consists of four component activities:

1. pH of the Planet: Students collect data measuring the pH of water using indicator solutions.

2. Salty Waters: Students explore the salinity of their local water.

3.Solar Still Challenge: Students will construct a solar still from household materials and experiment with its use to purify water.

4. Water: No Dirt, No Germs: Students will learn how chemistry is used to help provide safe drinking water.

Each downloadable activity includes a teacher’s guide, a list of necessary material for carrying out the activities and explicit instructions on how to carry out the activities in class.

There are several ways to participate during the Gobal Water Experiment:

•Teachers may register themselves and their schools to join the project
•Teachers can share their stories and experiences using the forums
•Data obtained with students when carrying out the experiments can be uploaded to contribute to the global data collection.

Sign up today!