close up of child drinking water out of cupped hands

Would You Drink This Water?

A demonstration illustrates the amount of the earth’s fresh water available for use. Using their senses of sight, smell, and taste, small groups of students will examine six water samples (five of them “polluted”) and decide which samples they would drink based on their observations. Students will discuss the ways in which water can be polluted and how to reduce water pollution.

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Credit: MN DNR MinnAqua Program

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