Students are asked to design and build a desalination device with a partner (encouraged) or alone
The desalination unit should produce the largest volume of freshwater using the least amount of money to construct it.
The project will take place in 5 steps over several weeks
Use the engineering process to design, plan and construct a homebuilt desalination unit
Practice observing, questioning, and re-designing to either collect more water or collect the same amount of water with cheaper materials
Reflect on the process and present key findings
Gr. 10 Science: Applied, Academic & Advanced Placement - project can be modified for each level
Refer to Appendix D for specific expectations
Strands covered: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth Sciences
Description of activity:
This project is designed to take place over the course of 6-10 weeks (which can be modified to suit your schedule). It is divided into 5 parts, each due at on separate days.
For a full detailed description of this project, refer to the teacher instructions (Appendix A).
Here you will find:
-materials and set-up
-grade level modification suggestions
-task and deadline guidlines
-links to student resources
-weblinks to other resources