Safe Water?


Is the well water causing baby Joey’s illness?

An infant is admitted to the hospital with serious symptoms. His family recently moved to a house with a private well, not a public water source.

  • Perform simulated testing of water from the family’s well.
  • Identify health risks associated with the well water contamination.
  • Interpret infographics that provide reasons why most people should drink tap water instead of bottled water.
Assembled kits
Materials to assemble 10 kits - includes all supplies, printed labels, and student instructions copy master
Materials to refill 10 kits

Kit Includes

  • Student instructions
  • Simulated samples of well water, tap water, and bottled water
  • Nitrate Test Solution (simulated)
  • Arsenic Test Solution (simulated)
  • Coliform Bacteria Test solution (simulated)
  • Labeled droppers
  • Well Water Testing sheet
  • Bottled Water Testing sheet
  • Tap Water Testing sheet
  • Water Testing Color Charts
  • Fact Sheet: Well Water Safety
  • The Facts about Bottled Water

Also Required

  • Safety goggles
  • Paper towels for clean up

Quantity Discounts


  • 1 – 9 kits: $14.95 each
  • 10 – 24 kits: $14.20 each
  • 25+ kits: $13.46 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $102.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $97.80 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $34.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $33.20 each

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »

Performance Expectations:


  • Science & Engineering Practices

    Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information - Integrate qualitative and/or quantitative scientific and/or technical information in written text with that contained in media and visual displays to clarify claims and findings.

  • Disciplinary Core Ideas


  • Crosscutting Concepts

    Cause and Effect - Phenomena may have more than one cause, and some cause and effect relationships in systems can only be described using probability