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April 4, 2017 AT 9:00 am

Capable Carbon Filters #MakerEducation

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Great project to try at home from Scientific American.

Do you filter your tap water before drinking? Maybe at home you have a water filter on your faucet, in the fridge or use special pitchers that have a filter in them. You have probably heard commercials that claim these filters make your drinking water cleaner and safer. But have you ever wondered what, exactly, these filters do and if the water is really cleaner in the end? Find out about the cleaning power of water filters in this activity—but with results you can see. You will “clean” a colored sports drink or colored soda!

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