Homeschool Science: Drinking Water Quality; Water Filters

26 May

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I came across an article on Yahoo this morning that I thought was a good article for some practical, applied homeschooling science, especially if you live in an area with not so great water…..


The Article: The experts’ take on tap water safety

(on a side note, lol, examining the headlines, I missed when it became acceptable to NOT capitalize the main words in a headline; I see this all the time now in news articles..guess I have to modernize our writing curriculum some……….)


Here’s the link:

The article talks about what could be up with (or rather in) your water if your water looks bad, smells bad, and/or tastes bad…………………

It is a super short read, but still handy.


Choosing Water Filters: Writing About and Applying What You Learn

One of the links from the article was about choosing a water filter:, I thought that might be a neat one to read with the older kids if you are thinking about getting a water filter.

It talks about water filter technology, styles of water filters, and then after you get “schooled” on those, there’s a neat drop down gadget that can help you select a water filter based upon your needs (do you need it to be mounted to faucet, are you trying to get rid of a particular contaminant, do you want a specific filter technology?…)

In the article, they compare different types of water filters; perhaps older students can write an essay on  choosing a water filter, comparing types of water filters, an essay that persuades people to buy a particular kind of water filter; make a poster about the different types of water filters; make a poster on the keywords related to water filters. They can be involved in selecting a water filter based upon what they have learned; they can make a “so you want to buy a water filter” guide.

Saw lots of possibilities with this…………………



2 responses to “Homeschool Science: Drinking Water Quality; Water Filters

  1. Umm Hudhaifah

    June 1, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Assallammu alaikum sister,
    I was trying to access some of the Arabic links on your website but several of them had an error message that said they were no longer available. Is there any other way to get a hold of them. Jazaki Allah Khair for your amazing Sadaqa Jaariyah! Love you fee sabeel illah!!

    • talibiddeenjr

      August 31, 2010 at 6:37 am

      wa alaykum us salaam,

      wa yakum.

      I’m sorry, all the materials on the main site may not be all available for some time, sorry. Having technical issues……. Hope to get things back up soon, in sha Allah. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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