Experiments on alleviating water shortages © Siemens Stiftung 2018 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Experiments on alleviating water shortages


Experimentation instructions:
Instructions for simple experiments for demonstrating methods of producing and treating drinking water in case of water shortages.

English, German, Spanish (CREA)
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The experiments demonstrate how
• Water can be extracted from the air (experiments “Conjuring up water in the desert" and “Making your own watercone")
• Contaminated water can be purified by means of evaporation or membrane filter (“Separating a solution" and “Membrane filter" experiments)
• Hydrostatic pressure can be built up through the height difference between two water containers (“Water tower" experiment).

Important safety warning:
From the degree of difficulty, all the experiments can and should be carried out by the students themselves. Experiments in which students may injure themselves or others must, however, be carried out under the supervision of a teacher.
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Chemistry; Physics; Technology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Drinking water; State of aggregation; Water availability; Water supply; Water treatment; Drinking water shortage; Drinking water supply; Drinking water treatment; Membrane filter; Microfilter; SkyHydrant; State of aggregation; Water extraction; Water filter; Water shortage
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