Water Testing Kits for Science Free PDF

This post has a review of water testing kits given to me in exchange for my honest opinion. There is a free instant download PDF with letter sized teaching posters that may be used in small or large group class discussions, or as a bulletin board display.  It also has a giveaway of one 4-pack school testing kit from the Water Testing Kits company. The first picture shows how I set up the materials for the children.   Water Testing Kits for Science and Free instant download PDF

The tests included test strips for checking four water samples for things like copper, chlorine, iron, hardness, and some chemicals. Of course, if any alarming results were found, further testing would be required. We used tap and filtered water from two cities and the biggest difference was the amount of copper in the two locations. Our city is famous for having a high iron content, but it did not test at a high level for this test. We do soften our water. A thorough test would require running water from a non-softened water faucet source. We were happy just to experiment and try out all the things the kit offered!

First, we discussed the three questions and statements asked on the free instant download printable for teachers including: Where is water found? What can be in water? and how to test water. This is a free instant download and will open here: water-educational-letter-size-teaching-posters.pdf

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The educational water posters are the everybody prize. I’m having a blogiversary so there is also a Rafflecopter entry form for a chance to win a testing kit which is sent from the company after entry verification.

The testing kit was very thorough and had complete instructions, four individual sets of test strips, iron testing tablets, color coded instruction cards, and a recording booklet. We did mark the vials A, B, C, and D. After the tests are conducted, results are compared with a chart in the back of the book to see if any are too high. The kits was easy to use. We had to figure out where to lay the test strip on the card after directions (like swirl three times and wait 45 seconds or whatever) and then how to follow the lines to the colors revealing the levels. Then, the amounts were added to the recording booklet.match test strips to color coded key

We used a turkey baster and also medicine measuring devices to fill the vials with the different samples of water.

filling vials of water samples

We used the iPad timer for the different tests requiring 10, 45, or 60 seconds wait time before the tests were finished. Really, these experiments were so interesting no one minded the wait times at all.

timing the different experiments and waiting for results to appear

Sometimes we thought the results were a little between two scores, so we marked over the line for two different values.

sometimes we thought the results were in between two scores

Water Testing Kits 4-Pack Box

This is what the test kit box looks like before opening. We hope you might get one in your hands soon by entering our giveaway, below. One interesting note is that for only a water hardness test, the local hardware store offers an in-store test station. That might be interesting for your children. When we had well water for the last 12 years, we took our water to a company and waiting for results by mail. It was a more extensive procedure and not very fun for children!

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Thank you for reading, Carolyn

What is the prize?

Who is eligible?

  • This is a giveaway open to anyone 18 and older for people living in the continental United States. It is open to school and homeschool teachers, and interested parents.

How to enter:

  • Please enter on the Rafflecopter form. If you have questions about the Rafflecopter form, take a look at this 52-second video with directions for entering through Rafflecopter.
  • The giveaway is open through May 29, 2017 at midnight Central Standard Time. All entries will be verified! Good luck!
  • The winner will be notified within 24 hours after the close of the giveaway and will have 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. I am very sorry if you do not check your email and miss this opportunity.
  • Winners for the contest will be posted as soon as a entry has been verified and the winner has responded to the email.
  • Watertestingkits.com is responsible for delivery of the prize. Email to winners will be from cwilhelm @ thewiseowlfactory.com.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Water Testing Kits for Science Free PDF

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About the Author:

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents.

18 Comments

  1. Dawn Ballo 05/26/2017 at 12:50 am - Reply

    I would like to win.

  2. Candace Miller 05/25/2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I would like to win because this would be a great science project for our homeschool. Plus I used to test water for a a living!

  3. Audra 05/24/2017 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    My daughter would love to test our water

  4. wen budro 05/23/2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    I would love to win the water testing kit. I am curious about my home water.

  5. Gale 05/23/2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    I’d like to win this for my son.

  6. Jessica Medina 05/23/2017 at 9:19 am - Reply

    We are homeschoolers & this would be great for my kids. I think they would really enjoy doing this hands-on activity! Thanks for hosting!

  7. beth 05/23/2017 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I’d like to win because the kiddos love science and would love to use these!

  8. Janice Crespo 05/22/2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this water testing kit. I know my grandson and his friends would have a blast testing their water and comparing the results.

  9. Angela Saver 05/22/2017 at 12:38 am - Reply

    I would love to win this so that I can test our water with my niece and nephews for a great lesson!

  10. Charissa Rice 05/21/2017 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this!

  11. Kelly D 05/21/2017 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I would like to win this kit. My kids would find it interesting.

  12. Amber Deuel 05/21/2017 at 1:08 am - Reply

    I’ve been wanting to do this with the kids, this would be perfect, also wanting to do soil testing!!!! Awesome giveaway!!!

  13. Jenn A 05/20/2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Wow – such a terrific, real world science activity! I’d love to win this kit!

  14. Sunny 05/20/2017 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Oh what fun! I would love to win! Thanks for offering!

  15. Debbie Dominguez 05/20/2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

    This is a great homeschool learning experience. My daughter and grandkids would love this kit! Thanks for the great post and happy blogiversary!

  16. Melissa 05/16/2017 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I hope you are feeling better and please do not stress on keeping up, we appreciate all that you do and are thankful whenever you are able to blog.

  17. Anel 05/15/2017 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this water testing kit for my nephews! Thanks!

  18. Jan 05/14/2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I would love to win the water testing kit, my kids would really enjoy this!

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