Operation Water Drop Curriculum Connections

Operation Water Drop Curriculum Connections

Curriculum connections for grades four to twelve all across Canada.
Alberta Grade Nine Science
Unit C: Environmental Chemistry (Social and Environmental Emphasis)
2: Identify processes for measuring the quantity of different substances in the environment and for monitoring air and water quality

Operation Water Drop Taking It Further Problem-Based Learning Lesson

Operation Water Drop Taking It Further Problem-Based Learning Lesson

1. The first thing you are going to want to do with your Operation Water Drop kit is to use it. Test the water samples you have been given and your local drinking water (as well as three other water samples such as urban, rural and raw water, in the case of High School Operation Water Drop kits) with the kit’s contents. Record these test results. 

Operation Water Drop Teacher Suggestions

Operation Water Drop Teacher Suggestions

I have used this program for quite a few years now, and have tried a variety of methods in delivering the hands-on aspects of testing our own water. What follows are some of my observations and preferences based on my classroom facilities, my students and my time frame. 

All Elementary Operation Water Drop Lessons in One PDF Document

All Elementary Operation Water Drop Lessons in One PDF Document

There are 8 tests to be run in this kit, teachers will demonstrate 2 different tests, and these tests are: Alkalinity and Sulphate. The students can do the other 6 tests with a minimal amount of help, these tests are: Ammonia, pH, Colour, Copper, Total Chlorine, and Total Hardness. 

Elementary Operation Water Drop Instructions (Powerpoint and Video Format)

Elementary Operation Water Drop Instructions (Powerpoint and Video Format)

1.  Cover the area that you are working on with paper and use gloves as the Methyl Purple Indicator that you will be using may stain.  2.  Label the 2 plastic cups as follows; label one cup Alkalinity LLS and the other cup Local Community Treated Water.  3.  Pour the 50 mL of Alkalinity LLS into the cup labeled Alkalinity LLS.

All High School Operation Water Drop Lessons in One PDF Document

All High School Operation Water Drop Lessons in One PDF Document

To allow students to run tests on five different sources of water. Students are expected to collect three samples of water: Urban and Rural (includes Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities) treated waters, and a Raw Source Water. 

What is Safe Drinking Water? (Elementary)

What is Safe Drinking Water? (Elementary)

Groundwater - found below the ground where it accumulated in between soil and rocks. The volume of water can range from small to very large similar to above ground creeks, rivers and lakes.

Testing the Water We Drink! (Elementary)

Testing the Water We Drink! (Elementary)

There are 8 tests to be run in this kit, teachers will demonstrate 2 different tests, and these tests are: Alkalinity and Sulphate. The students can do the other 6 tests with a minimal amount of help, these tests are: Ammonia, pH, Colour, Copper, Total Chlorine, and Total Hardness. 

Total Hardness Problem-Based Learning Set

Total Hardness Problem-Based Learning Set

In your city, the drinking water was being inspected. After thorough inspection of your city’s water supply, there was data collected on many different aspects of your water supply. As the health and safety inspector it is your job to look through this data and find anything that may be hazardous to the public.

Colour Analysis for Elementary Operation Water Drop

Colour Analysis for Elementary Operation Water Drop

To determine if the water sample meets Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines for Colour. Testing will be done on Local community treated water. The Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines has an aesthetic objective of 15 TCU (True Colour Units) for drinking water; you will test and compare your result to see if it meets these guidelines.