Operation Water Drop

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. 

Elementary Operation Water Drop Instructions (PowerPoint and Video Format)

Elementary Operation Water Drop Instructions (PowerPoint and Video Format)

Results:  Since there is no Canadian Drinking Water Guideline for Ammonia you will compare results to the European Union limit.  The standard should give a result very close to the 0.5 mg/L colour; if the colour is darker then it DOES NOT meet the guidelines.

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.