Canadian Teachers are Waiting to Educate Over 80,000 Canadian Students About Drinking Water Quality Issues and Solutions

Canadian teachers are currently waiting for the opportunity to educate over 80,000 Canadian students about drinking water quality issues and solutions. In order to be able to do this they will need over 2,200 sponsored Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and Operation Water Biology kits to be sent to their schools. Individuals and companies can sponsor kits for schools. If you/your company sponsors kits, you/your company will be acknowledged in the letter that accompanies the kit. You can even decide in which geographic area your kits will be dispersed or to which specific school(s). Please e-mail info@safewater.org if you would like to sponsor Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and/or Operation Water Biology kits or if you would like more information.

Educational Kits for Schools

Many school divisions and districts from coast to coast are recommending the Safe Drinking Water Foundation's education programs to their teachers!  Thank you to all of the administrators who are promoting our programs!  To find out whether a sponsored kit is available for your school,  send an e-mail to info@safewater.org or phone 306-934-0389.

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Learn More About Our Two New Education Programs

Operation Water Biology
Operation Community Water Footprint



Students from Eleanor W. Graham Middle School in Rexton New Brunswick wrote, performed and recorded a song about drinking water quality issues after using the Operation Water Drop kit in their classroom. Water song written and recorded by Tiger Levi and Kyah Mattinson. Special thanks to Mr. Theriault, Mr. O'Toole and Mr. Duplisee. All images are copyright free. Thank you to Dakota Keating for several images in the water song movie.

Action Plan After using any of SDWF's educational programs be sure to encourage your students to take action to share what they learned with other and to alleviate drinking water quality issues. We are here to help!

Creative Ways Teachers Have Used Operation Water Drop and Operation Water Pollution

Careers Related to Drinking Water Quality

Water Riddles - Quiz your students!

Operation Water Pollution

Please note that for lessons five and six you will need a digital TDS and a digital pH meter. These digital meters are included in Operation Water Pollution kits which are available to be ordered or you can contact the Safe Drinking Water Foundation at 1-306-934-0389 or info@safewater.org to find out whether a sponsored Operation Water Pollution kit is available for your school!

Operation Water Pollution Overview

OWP Curriculum Connections

Oil Sands Problem-Based Learning Set

Oil Spill Clean Up Problem-Based Learning Set

Lesson 1 Water Pollution

Lesson 2 Types of Water Pollution

Lesson 3 Cause and Effect of Water Pollution

Lesson 4 Demonstration of Water Pollution

Lesson 5 Make your own Water Pollution

Lesson 6 To filter or not to filter

Lesson 7 How Water Pollution is cleaned up

Lesson 8 Water bottles everywhere

Lesson 9 Making a difference

Lesson 10 I want to be an engineer

Lesson 11 Ask an engineer

Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes - A Film You Can Watch With Your Students

Watch Crapshoot

Crapshoot and Downstream Lesson Plans

Crapshoot Questions for Students to Answer While Watching the film 

Answer Key for Crapshoot Questions for Students to Answer While Watching the film

Additional Operation Water Pollution Resources Developed by Coleen McKellar, Biology and General Sciences Teacher, Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, Brandon, Manitoba

Water Pollution Concept Map PowerPoint Presentation

Types of Water Pollution PowerPoint Presentation

Causes and Effects of Water Pollution PowerPoint Presentation with Blanks

Causes and Effects of Water Pollution PowerPoint Presentation without Blanks

Water Pollution Poster Grading Rubric

Demonstrating Water Pollution PowerPoint Presentation with Blanks

Demonstrating Water Pollution PowerPoint Presentation without Blanks

Make Some Water Pollution PowerPoint Presentation

Water Pollution Exercises PowerPoint Presentation

Build a Water Filter PowerPoint Presentation

Reversing Water Pollution PowerPoint Presentation with Blanks

Reversing Water Pollution PowerPoint Presentation without Blanks

Operation Water Drop

Operation Water Drop Curriculum Connections

Operation Water Drop Taking It Further Problem-Based Learning Lesson

Operation Water Drop Teacher Suggestions
, written by Tracy Webb, Member of the SDWF Board of Directors and high school science teacher at Horton High School in Wolfville, NS

Many teachers have requested through their evaluations of the Operation Water Drop program that all the lessons be available in one PDF document to just click and print.  As requested:
Elementary Operation Water Drop Lesson Plans in one PDF Document
High School Operation Water Drop Lesson Plans in one PDF Document

Elementary Operation Water Drop PowerPoint (Includes all instructions)
High School Operation Water Drop PowerPoint (Includes all instructions)

Step By Step Colour Guide to Operation Water Drop

ELEMENTARY OPERATION WATER DROP

Please note: We have removed the heterotrophic plate count test from the Elementary Operation Water Drop kits because of concerns elementary teachers had regarding agar in their classrooms.  To replace this test we have added not one but two new tests into the Elementary Operation Water Drop kits, ammonia analysis and copper analysis.  If anyone has any questions about these tests they can contact 306-934-0389 and/or info@safewater.org

What is Safe Drinking Water?

Testing the Water We Drink!

Elementary Operation Water Drop Data Sheet

Total Hardness Problem-Based Learning Set

Alkalinity Analysis instructions in PDF format

Alkalinity Analysis instructions in PowerPoint format (with pictures)

Ammonia Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Ammonia Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Colour Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Colour Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Copper Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Copper Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

pH Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

pH Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Sulphate Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Sulphate Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Total Chlorine Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Total Chlorine Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Total Hardness Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Total Hardness Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Student Evaluation

HIGH SCHOOL OPERATION WATER DROP

Watch the High School Operation Water Drop Webinar (Click on High School Operation Water Drop Webinar), description of the webinar:
0m00s - 4m28s Introduction, 4m29s - 9m57s One way to use the kit in your classroom, 9m58s - 29m14s Another way of using the kit in your classroom, 29m15s - 39m25s Questions and answers, 39m26s - 41m45s Downstream DVD and funding for kits, 41m46s-49m00s Other SDWF programs, 49m01s - 1h00m08s Questions and answers, SDWF mission and conclusion

What is Safe Drinking Water?

Testing the Water We Drink!

High School Operation Water Drop Data Sheet

Total Hardness Problem-Based Learning Set

Heterotrophic Plate Count Problem-Based Learning Set

Alkalinity Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Alkalinity Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Ammonia Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Ammonia Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Arsenic Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Arsenic Analysis instructions in PowerPoint format (with pictures)

Colour Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Colour Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Copper Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Copper Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Heterotrophic Plate Count Instructions in PDF Format

Heterotrophic Plate Count Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Iron Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Iron Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Manganese Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Manganese Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Nitrate Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Nitrate Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

pH Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

pH Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Sulphate Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Sulphate Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Total Chlorine Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Total Chlorine Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Total Hardness Analysis Instructions in PDF Format

Total Hardness Analysis Instructions in PowerPoint Format (with pictures)

Student Evaluation

Downstream - A Film You Can Watch With Your Students

Watch Downstream Film (Click on Downstream Film and Panel Discussion)

Downstream and Crapshoot Lesson Plans

Downstream Questions For Students to Answer While Watching the Film

Answer Key for Downstream Questions For Students to Answer While Watching the Film

Operation Water Drop MSDS Sheets

Acetic Acid

Ammonia Standard

Arsenic

Arsenic Reagents and Testing Pad

Barium Chloride Dihydrate

Calcium Carbonate

Copper

Iron Ferro Reagent

Iron Standard

Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate

Manganese

Methyl Purple Indicator

pH 7 Buffer Solution

Potassium Nitrate

Potassium Iodide

R2A Agar

Sodium Hypochlorite

Sodium Thiosulfate Pentahydrate

Sodium AcetateTrihydrate

Sodium Sulfate

Sulfuric Acid

An Extra Resource for Teachers

Operation Water Drop Crossword Puzzle (with answer key)

 

Operation Water Biology

Operation Water Biology Curriculum Connections

List of Materials Included in Operation Water Biology Kits

Operation Water Biology Introduction

Operation Water Biology Test Procedures

Ammonia in Water Problem-Based Learning Set

Water Purification Problem-Based Learning Set

Operation Water Biology Lesson One: Chlorination and Dechlorination

Operation Water Biology Lesson Two: Chlorination and Chlorine Demand

Operation Water Biology Lesson Three: Ammonia and Chloramine

Operation Water Biology Lesson Four: Ammonia and Chloramine Experiment

Operation Water Biology Lesson Five: Consequences of Inadequate Drinking Water Treatment

Operation Water Biology Lesson Six: Removing Iron from Drinking Water

Operation Water Biology Lesson Seven: Research Assignment

Operation Water Biology Lesson Eight: Visit to the local drinking water treatment facility and/or having a representative from the treatment facility visit the classroom.

Operation Water Biology Glossary

Additional Operation Water Pollution Resources Developed by Coleen McKellar, Biology and General Sciences Teacher, Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, Brandon, Manitoba

PowerPoint Presentation to Accompany Lesson One

Our Local Water Treatment Plant PowerPoint Presentation to Accompany Lesson One

Chlorination & Chlorine Demand PowerPoint Presentation

Ammonia & Chloramine Reading Assignment

Consequences of Inadequate Drinking Water Treatment PowerPoint Presentation

Removing Iron from Drinking Water PowerPoint Presentation With Blanks

Removing Iron from Drinking Water PowerPoint Presentation without Blanks

Removing Iron From Drinking Water Assignment

Water Biology Research Project

Water Biology Research Project Grading Rubric