Join us for this hands-on workshop right here at the CSI laboratory (95 Brown Rd, Ithaca NY 14850) to learn about ways that water can
Join us for this hands-on workshop right here at the CSI laboratory (95 Brown Rd, Ithaca NY 14850) to learn about ways that water can be polluted and cleaned. Kids will work in teams to build water filters out of natural materials. Then, they’ll test how well these filters work on water they “pollute” (i.e. using soil, road salt, etc.). Attendees will get a chance to run basic tests themselves before seeing how CSI’s professional scientists look for bacteria in water (spoilers: the test makes it GLOW). Kids will get a postcard by mail a few days after with results on how much bacteria remains after running water through their filter!
CSI staff will introduce and discuss key concepts such as the water cycle, pollution, basic water chemistry, and ways in which the natural environment filters water as it cycles through ecosystems. A wonderful water science education event!
Register on CSI’s 4-H2O page (communityscience.org/4h2o) by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Science Institute
95 Brown Rd. Langmuir Lab Rm. 283