Can You Filter Your Water?

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Organization:Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)
Publication Date:2016
Summary:Engineers are problem solvers! They figure out how to solve problems by coming up with some solutions and trying them out in an organized way. Taking notes throughout their problem-solving process, scientist ask what, how, and why as they work to identify solutions. Using the Earth as a model, this activity will help you learn how to filter water by building your own water filter system.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A; ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: earth; engineering; pollution; water quality
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