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There are two versions of each lab, one with a ten-question conclusion and one with directions for a full lab report. This way the teacher has the option! Each lab is two pages to allow for one two-sided handout.
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*Some of you have already purchased Chemistry on a Budget – be sure to check out Page 141 !
“Clean, safe drinking water is essential to life. Most in the U.S. take it for granted. But, should they? Now a new database allows everyone to see what exactly is flowing through their faucet.”
This blog has posted several times about water safety, especially since the Flint, Michigan water related events. The past posts that may be useful include:
03/19/2014 Properties of Solutions
10/08/2015 Current Event - Contaminated Drinking
11/13/2015 Sewage in Lake Champlain
12/17/2015 Current Event -- Lead Poisoning
09/23/2016 Water Pollution in US Schools
12/23/2016 Criminal Charges in Flint, Michigan
01/20/2017 Contaminated Drinking Water at US
07/07/17 Teflon Water Worries
These concerns about water safety in the U.S. brings more interest in “…the SDWIS Fed Reporting Services system. This system offers the capability to query the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) Fed Data Warehouse via report filters and various reporting options.”
“The Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) contains information about public water systems and their violations of EPA's drinking water regulations, as reported to EPA by the states. These regulations establish maximum contaminant levels, treatment techniques, and monitoring and reporting requirements to ensure that water systems provide safe water to their customers. This search will help you to find your drinking water supplier and view its violations and enforcement history since 1993.
You may select systems either by locating systems within a geographic area or by entering the water system ID number. For more detailed information about the water you drink, contact your local water supplier directly or call your state drinking water agency. To find the phone number for your state's drinking water agency, click here or call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
For national and state-by-state information, please see the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water's drinking water facts and figures page.”
This SDWIS online resource can be explored by your students for local water quality information. I would love to hear about how your classes uses it, and what was found.
*This Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
Also, Write To Me about your successes, challenges, or questions in the Chemistry Classroom.
Remember, buying a copy of the lab book Chemistry on a Budget can be very useful to your Chemistry classroom with labs and class article ideas.
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