DIY – Water Pollution

Topic Key

Environmental Consequences

Improvement Strategies

Sources of Water Pollution

Water Pollution Concepts

Watershed Fundamentals

Source: Stroud Water Research Center

Learn more about the process behind creating 3D printer aquatic macroinvertebrate models. Plus, gain access to the files needed to print your own.

In Orleans Parish, if you are in need of access to a 3D printer, check out Delgado Community College's FabLab!

Water penny and crayfish prototypes printing (Source: Stroud Water Research Center)

Source: NPS

Students can build their own deep water sampler to allow them to capture water samples at depth for subsequent testing. This tool is great for comparing water quality between surface and deep water quality samples.

A water sample ready for testing (Source: Tim McCabe)

Source: LaMotte

"Students will have fun analyzing sample water for eight different test factors: pH, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, temperature, turbidity, nitrate, phosphate, and coliform bacteria. This complete kit includes a manual with step-by-step, diagrammed instructions; an easy-to-use laminated color chart, and all the necessary apparatus and non-hazardous TesTabs® to test ten water samples (three samples for coliform)."

Source: LaMotte

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