Hands-On Science with Water Testing Kits


Are you ready to jump into the new homeschool year with some hands-on projects? I don’t know about your kids, but mine usually respond very enthusiastically to science experiments.

Hands-on Science with Water Testing Kits | homeschool science

Disclosure: I received a free water testing kit for the purpose of review. I was not required to post a positive review and all opinions are my own. I was compensated for my time to write this post.

Using Water Testing Kits

We just completed a water testing experiment with a Water Testing Kit from WaterTestingKits.com. They supply kits for homeschoolers and science fair projects. The kits contain everything you need to conduct the tests, even the meter! There are enough supplies included to test four samples.

Here’s a look at the Water Testing Kit we received:

water testing kits for homeschool science

4 Test Kit Set Features:
• Easy to use with quick, reliable results
• 4 test kits for a total of 32 tests
• Each test set includes 4 sample containers and 32 test strips for 8 contaminants
• Compatible with all water sources and a variety of liquids
• Includes easy to read color charts and detailed instruction guide
• Comes with results notebook to track and compare test results
• Recommended for children in grades three through nine
• Made in the USA

water testing kit for homeschool science

We tested the water at the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and outside spigot. We’re saving the last one for an upcoming trip so we can get a drastically different source. I didn’t realize it when we started the test, but you can also test other liquids such as tea, soda, juice, and other beverages. It would be interesting to see those results in comparison to plain water.

water testing kits for homeschool science

The kit includes a booklet with instructions and a chart to record the findings. All three of my daughters (8, 10, 15) participated in the testing. They took turns testing the water samples, reading the chart, and recording the results. I love activities like this that they can do together. Tests are done with safe, easy-to-use test strips and do not require any hazardous chemicals or scientific glassware.

There is a results chart to compare the colors on the test sticks, which looks like this:

water testing kits for homeschool science

The kit tests for the following:
• Chlorine (Cl)
• Copper (Cu)
• Nitrates
• Nitrites
• Alkalinity
• pH
• Hardness
• Iron (Fe)

water testing kit for homeschool science

water testing kits for homeschool science

WaterTestingKits.com offers a 100% money back guarantee with their kits.

If you’re looking for a straightforward, fairly simple, affordable, non-messy yet educational science activity, give Water Testing Kits a try. It’s a great supplement to any science curriculum.




Sara (325 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.

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