Earth Day Experiment ~ Can You Undo Water Pollution? In this experiment the kids learned just how hard it is to undo water pollution. a bucket of clean water, some household trash, vegetable oil (to stand for toxic oil spills), tongs, and a strainer.
Possible school experiment to show importance of wetlands/riparian zones! This shows the importance of plants in our soil. Plants like trees and grasses help purify ground water. Without them the ground water gets polluted and harder to clean and drink.
Find hands-on science activities to help young children understand where clean water comes from, and how it is cleaned at water treatment plants. Post includes instructions to make a homemade water filter and a model water treatment plant.
Ed Dancing raisins activities. Lots of fun experiments. I have done this experiment, and seen the entire class become silent out of curiosity. It is a great engagement piece for a lesson, and it can be hands on if you ask for volunteers!
What is the impact of our plastic use on the ocean's animal life? A new infographic from Project AWARE sheds a bit of light on the sheer scale of the problem, and the incredible number of animals affected by our plastic problem.