For the second H20 Action Project, GCE Freshman investigated the following guiding question:
How prepared are you in case of a water crisis?
Here’s the scenario students were challenged with:
There was a flood in your city, and all water sources have been contaminated. To avoid relocating to a different city until the water treatment plant has been repaired, you decide to build your own water filtration system — which will be used to filter drinking water until safe tap water is reinstated 2-3 weeks from now. Bottled water supplies are running low across the city, so time is of the essence. Using your knowledge of aquifers, pH and groundwater filtration, build a water filter that your family can use until the city is able to ensure tap water is safe to drink.
Please find below the online installation we created, featuring the water filters built by the students. Please click on the water filters to learn more about the process and whether the water was potable after filtering.
Alignment with Common Core Math & NextGen Standards
Are you thirsty? Are you clean? Have you nourished your plants today? In this course, you will explore the resource that’s essential for all life: water. In this course, you will interact with numbers in a new way with the introduction of logarithms, a …
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