Effects of Water Quality on Paper Making Water Test Kit

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: pH, Alkalinity, Water Hardness, Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).
(6 tests per set).

Indoor experiment for a scrapbook, greeting cards etc. science fair project. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Compare different water qualities on making paper.
Fertilizer Pollution

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Alkalinity, pH, Nitrate, Nitrite and Phosphate.
(5 Tests per set).

Outdoor experiment for a first time science fair project. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Fertilizer pollution runoff from irrigation and storm water.
Metal Pipe Contamination

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: pH, Copper, Zinc and Iron+2 and +3.
(4 tests per set).

Experiment for a first time science fair project. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Test metal pipe and plumbing corrosion from water before and after flushing.
Copper and Acidic Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Copper and pH.
(2 tests per set).

Experiment for a first time science fair project. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Test corrosion of copper metal (pipe, penny etc.) by acidic water.
Checking Pet Drinking Water Bowl

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: pH, Alkalinity, Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine plus Bacterial Growth Indicator.
(5 tests per set).

Experiment combines chemical and bacteria testing and most any kind of pet or pets. Chemical testing only takes a few minutes per sample. The bacteria sample grows for 2 days before reading.

Monitor pet water source to determine when to clean and change.
Compare Juice Soda Pop Milk

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: pH, Alkalinity, Water Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).
(4 tests per set).

Experiment for a first time science fair project. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Compare the differences between drinks.
Cooking Vegetables in Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Alkalinity, pH, Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and Dissolved Metals (Combined Metals Cu+2, Co+2, Zn+2, Cd+2, Ni+2, etc.).
(6 tests per Set).

Test water before and after cooking vegetables.
Plant Growth Nutrients Plus Bacteria in Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Alkalinity, pH Plus Bacterial Growth.
(6 tests per set).

Monitor nutrient uptake and release due to plant growth. Chemical testing only takes a few minutes per sample. The bacteria sample grows for 2 days before reading.

Fertilizer influence on plant growth and bacteria growth response.
Plant Growth Nutrients in Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Alkalinity and pH.
(5 tests per set).

Monitor nutrient uptake and release due to plant growth. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Fertilizer influence on plant growth.
Salt - Brackish - Estuary Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Salinity (Dissolved Salt) and pH of Water.
(2 tests per set).

Water samples from ocean water, estuaries, bays and salt water intrusion etc are tested for salt (NaCl) concentrations. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Salt levels and concentration in ocean water, estuaries, bays and salt water intrusion studies.
Minerals and Nutrients in Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Dissolved Metals (Combined Metals Cu+2, Co+2, Zn+2, Cd+2, Ni+2, etc.), Iron +2 +3, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Alkalinity and pH.
(8 tests per set).

Water samples from lakes, creeks, ponds, rivers etc are tested for minerals and nutrients required for biological growth. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.



Natural mineral and nutrient panel for environmental water studies.
Lake, Pond and River Essential Minerals in Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Dissolved Metals (Combined Metals Cu+2, Co+2, Zn+2, Cd+2, Ni+2, etc.) and Iron +2 +3.
(5 tests per set).

Water samples from lakes, creeks, ponds, rivers etc are tested for essential minerals required for biological growth. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Essential minerals role in aquatic growth and algae blooms.
Aquatic and Algae Growth Nutrients in Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Alkalinity and pH.
(5 tests per set).

Water samples from lakes, creeks, ponds, rivers etc are tested for basic nutrients required for biological growth. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Nitrogen and phosphorus influence aquatic growth and algae blooms.
Environmental and Outdoor Water Full Panel and Bacteria Tests

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: pH, Alkalinity, Water Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Nitrate, Nitrite, Phosphate, Dissolved Metals (Combined Metals Cu+2, Co+2, Zn+2, Cd+2, Ni+2), Iron (2+, 3+) and Bacterial Growth Indicator.
(10 tests per set).

Detailed experiment for science fair project that combines chemical and bacteria testing. Chemical testing both mg/L (or ppm) and microgm/L (or ppb)) only takes a few minutes per sample. The bacteria sample grows for 2 days before reading.

Outdoor water panel with wide range of chemical parameter tests and bacteria testing for detailed comparison of outdoor sources and conditions.
Environmental and Outdoor Water Source

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: pH, Alkalinity, Water Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).
(4 tests per set).

Experiment for a first time science fair project. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Outdoor water source such as lakes, creeks, ponds, rivers etc are tested for basic chemical parameters.
Balanced Minerals in Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Dissolved Metals (Combined Metals Cu+2, Co+2, Zn+2, Cd+2, Ni+2), Iron +2 +3, Alkalinity and pH.
(7 tests per set).

Supporting tests for biological growth studies and experiments. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.


Monitor balanced minerals in buffered water that are involved in biological growth rates and uptake.
Essential Minerals in Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Dissolved Metals (Combined Metals Cu+2, Co+2, Zn+2, Cd+2, Ni+2), Iron +2 +3.
(5 tests per set).

Supporting tests for biological growth studies and experiments. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Monitor essential minerals in water that are involved in biological growth rates and uptake.
Test Drinking Water Free Chlorine by EPA Method Test Kit

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Free Chlorine, pH and Alkalinity.
(3 tests per Set).

Experiment for a first time science fair project. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Testing Free Chlorine by EPA Method in drinking.
Advanced Compare Drinking Water and Bottled Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Alkalinity, pH, Water Hardness, Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and Dissolved Metals (Combined Metals Cu+2, Co+2, Zn+2, Cd+2, Ni+2, etc.).
(7 tests per Set)

Detailed experiment for science fair project that combines chemical testing in both mg/L (or ppm) and microgm/L (or ppb)) while taking only a few minutes per sample for testing.

Advanced compare different brands of bottled water and drinking water from the faucet.
Advanced Compare Drinking Water and Bottled Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Alkalinity, pH, Water Hardness, Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and Dissolved Metals (Combined Metals Cu+2, Co+2, Zn+2, Cd+2, Ni+2, etc.).
(7 tests per Set)

Detailed experiment for science fair project that combines chemical testing in both mg/L (or ppm) and microgm/L (or ppb)) while taking only a few minutes per sample for testing.

Advanced compare different brands of bottled water and drinking water from the faucet.
Beginner Compare Drinking Water and Bottled Water

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Alkalinity, pH, Water Hardness, Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine.
(5 tests per Set)

Experiment for a first time science fair project. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.

Compare different brands of bottled water and drinking water from the faucet.
Public Drinking Water Fountain

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: Alkalinity, pH, Water Hardness, Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine plus Bacteria Growth (6 tests per set).

Experiment for science fair project that combines chemical and bacteria testing. Chemical testing only takes a few minutes per sample. The bacteria sample grows for 2 days before reading.

Test drinking water fountains at schools, malls, parks - anywhere there are water fountains of interest.
Well Water Profile

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: pH, Alkalinity, Water Hardness, Iron+2 and+3, Nitrate and Nitrite.
(6 tests per set).

Experiment for rural science fair project. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.


Basic tests for well water that is not treated with chlorine.
City Water Profile

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: pH, Alkalinity, Water Hardness, Iron+2 and+3, Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine.
(6 tests per set).

Good science fair project experiment for city neighborhoods with older buildings. Testing only takes a few minutes per sample.


City water shows signs of rust and staining from natural sources or old plumbing.
Drinking Water Full Panel Water Tests plus Bacteria Growth Indicator

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: pH, Alkalinity, Water Hardness, Nitrate, Nitrite, Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Dissolved Metals (Combined Metals Cu+2, Co+2, Zn+2, Cd+2, Ni+2, etc.) and Bacterial Growth Indicator and Bacterial Growth Indicator.
(10 tests per set).

Detailed experiment for science fair project that combines chemical and bacteria testing. Chemical testing both mg/L (or ppm) and microgm/L (or ppb)) only takes a few minutes per sample. The bacteria sample grows for 2 days before reading.

Drinking water panel with wide range of chemical and bacteria testing.

Drinking Water Basic Tests plus Bacteria Growth Indicator

Each water sample is tested for this Set of parameters: pH, Alkalinity, Water Hardness, Nitrate, Nitrite, Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine plus Bacterial Growth Indicator.
(8 tests per set).

Good experiment for science fair project that combines chemical and bacteria testing. Chemical testing only takes a few minutes per sample. The bacteria sample grows for 2 days before reading.


Compare drinking water from various sources and water treatments - plus bacteria.
QUESTION?
My name is Zak and I am in 5th grade. I would like to do my science fair project measuring the difference in quality of
1-water that you drink from a faucet,
2- purchased bottle water, and
3-filtered water.
What tests are available to do this testing and where would I get these tests? Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.

ANSWER
Hello Zak,

Sounds like you given some thought to your sciencefair project. A couple of test kits would fit your project idea. Check these out.

http://sciencefaircenter.com/category.tpl?BizLine=sciencefaircenter.com&Category=Science%
20Fair%20Project%20Water%20Test%20Kits&Vendor=&Certification
Check these kit in the second column:
524 - Compare Drinking and Bottle Water - Beginner
OR
594 - Evaluate Water Filter Performance

You probably should ask your science teacher about whether you should take duplicate or triplicate samples for your experimental testing.

You should choose a kit based on the number of samples and replicates (i.e. choose 6 sets of tests to do your 3 types of samples in duplicate). Just scroll down list of tests to get the correct number.
QUESTION?
We bought your beginner compare drinking and bottled water kit for my 4th graders science fair project.
We have a couple of questions.

Why are we only testing for the parameters - alkalinity, pH, water hardness, free chlorine and total chlorine?
What is the difference between free chlorine and total chlorine?
What is the importance of the parameters tested?

We originally titled his project "Drinking Water: Can you drink it?". We tested tap water, snow, rain, water fountain, and bottled water.
How do we answer our question? Can we answer it based on the tests we performed using your kit?

Please help! We are merely his parents who have no clue! Thank you!
P.S. His project is due on Friday

ANSWER...
I'm back in my Office. I think it would be best if you called me so we can discuss your questions
and come up with some answers.

Gordon
QUESTION?
My son is 11...in the 6th grade. He loves camping and visiting various area lakes. He would like to test the basic water chemistry of 2-3 area lakes vs. our local drinking water. Basically, his project would be to compare and contrast the water chemistry of 2-3 outdoor water sources vs. our local drinking water.

I thought the series "538 Out 4-4" environmental and outdoor water test kit might be just right for his experiment. Do you agree? Are there any test kits that might be better? The color/number test strips seem like they might be easier for his age vs. more complicated kits. I would like him to keep it relatively simple and straightforward and thought this kit might be just right...also needs to be affordable.

Does the 538 Out4-4 kit contain just the strips? Does it also contain vials and lids to store small water samples or should these be purchased separately? How soon can these kits be mailed after purchase?

ANSWER
Sounds like your on the right track with your science fair project. The only thing you might think
about is whether the samples need to be done in duplicate or tripilcate. Maybe your science
teacher would be one to check with....

As for the test kits, they come with the chosen number of sets (samples) of tests, sterile water
sample bags, instructions and links back to the sciencefaircenter.com website for reference and
information PDF files for downloading.
QUESTION?
My name is Zak and I am in 5th grade. I would like to do my science fair project measuring the difference in quality of
1-water that you drink from a faucet,
2- purchased bottle water, and
3-filtered water.
What tests are available to do this testing and where would I get these tests? Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.

ANSWER
Hello Zak,

Sounds like you given some thought to your sciencefair project. A couple of test kits would fit your project idea. Check these out.

http://sciencefaircenter.com/category.tpl?BizLine=sciencefaircenter.com&Category=Science%
20Fair%20Project%20Water%20Test%20Kits&Vendor=&Certification
Check these kit in the second column:
524 - Compare Drinking and Bottle Water - Beginner
OR
594 - Evaluate Water Filter Performance

You probably should ask your science teacher about whether you should take duplicate or triplicate samples for your experimental testing.

You should choose a kit based on the number of samples and replicates (i.e. choose 6 sets of tests to do your 3 types of samples in duplicate). Just scroll down list of tests to get the correct number.
QUESTION?
My son is wanting to do a science project on what is better well water or city water (public water). He wants to test the water but not for sure what type of water kit and what he should be looking for. Any help would
be very appreciated.

ANSWER...
I'd be glad to help. It would be best for us to talk about your project by phone.

Give me a call (206) 440-3008....we are in Seattle and I usually am available from 10 to 2, then a mad rush to get all the kits out til 3, and I'm usually back in the office until about 7 or forever depending on the project.
So just give me a call and hopefully I'm around, if not leave a message and I'll call back.
QUESTION?
I just spoke with you on the phone about ordering some water test kits for the Bryant Elementary school science fair. Our school is in Seattle, near the University of Washington.

Per our conversation yesterday, I have ordered six sets of water test kit #540 (environmental plus bacteria) and four sets of kit #140 (dissolved phosphate). We appreciate your offer of a seventh "practice" set.

Thanks for your help.

ANSWER...
Be sure to go back online to our website for the additional information links and PDF downloadable
files supporting your kits.

We are now setting up links to schools that want to reference our website. If you would like to
include a link to our website, let me know and I'll send you the link code for your website
QUESTION?
I have a student interested your water kits, grade level is 7 th grade.

If I purchased one of your water kits, what is the delivery time?

ANSWER...
We have several kits that 7th graders use for science fair projects.

We usually mail the kit within the next day or two depending on Post Office. We send by Priority Mail (2-4 days) and Express Mail (1-2days).

QUESTION?
Looking for Water test for third graders science fair. Going to get samples from 4 states, some in the country and some in city. Please suggest the best (and cheapest) test for us.

ANSWER...
We have a couple of test kits that may work for you:

500 - Drinking Water Basic Tests
514 - City Water Profile
518 - Well Water Profile

You can find these on our website:
http://sciencefaircenter.com/category.tpl?BizLine=sciencefaircenter.com&Category=Science%
20Fair%20Project%20Water%20Test%20Kits
QUESTION?
hi this is kaila im 11 but i was thinking if u go online and ur looking for a science fair project why sholud we pay for i mean its just to look at and get info right .so why sould we pay?

ANSWER...
You do not have to pay to use our website. We have lots of free information, guideline and links for you and your parents to use. Please just reference sciencefaircenter.com in your bibliography.

You only have to pay if you decide to buy one of our test kits to do a sciencefair project.
QUESTION?
I am interested in your water testing kits for my daughters third grade elementary class. I am doing a science enrichment activity for 22 students. Please forward the information, cost and availability.
Thanks.

ANSWER...
I usually make up the treatment kits to match the class project. Can you give me a description of what you have planned for the studens? Or if you prefer give me a call at 206-440-3008 so we can come up with some alternatives for you to consider.
QUESTION?
I am doing a science project to test the minerals in water. I am going to test water from a sink, a filter, a well, and rain water. What kit do you think I should have for this project? Any other suggestions you have would be
appreciated.
Thanks. Tyler

ANSWER...
Check out these kits on these website links:

City Water Profile
http://sciencefaircenter.com/product_line.tpl?command=ShowPage&BizLine=sciencefaircenter.com&Category=Science%20Fair%20Project%20Water%20Test%20Kits&ProductLine=City%20Water%20Profile

I would also add the Total Dissolved Solids test at this link
http://sciencefaircenter.com/product_line.tpl?command=ShowPage&BizLine=sciencefaircenter.com&Category=Science%20Fair%20Project%20Water%0Test%20Kits&ProductLine=Total%20Dissolved%20Solids

Be sure to check with your science teacher about running duplicate or triplicate tests.
QUESTION?
I am doing a science project to test the minerals in water. I am going to test water from a sink, a filter, a well, and rain water. What kit do you think I should have for this project? Any other suggestions you have would be
appreciated.
Thanks. Tyler

ANSWER...
Check out these kits on these website links:

City Water Profile
http://sciencefaircenter.com/product_line.tpl?command=ShowPage&BizLine=sciencefaircenter.com&Category=Science%20Fair%20Project%20Water%20Test%20Kits&ProductLine=City%20Water%20Profile

I would also add the Total Dissolved Solids test at this link
http://sciencefaircenter.com/product_line.tpl?command=ShowPage&BizLine=sciencefaircenter.com&Category=Science%20Fair%20Project%20Water%0Test%20Kits&ProductLine=Total%20Dissolved%20Solids

Be sure to check with your science teacher about running duplicate or triplicate tests.
QUESTION?
We purchased a test kit for my daughter, we are having a hard time finding the water standards for testing pH, alkalinity, water hardness, free chlorine and total chlorine.

I see you have standards on your site for some items but these are not included and with kit it does not say or include the safe range of all of these in the water and we need to find out if not in safe range and what could be the side affects.

ANSWER...
Many of the references on water standards are national levels from EPA. However, water represents the local and regional geology and climate plus any effects from human habitation. For this reason, you need to relate your study to local water quality results when applicable. I suggest you contact your local water supply district to obtain copies of the water quality data. You might also look to your state agency in charge of drinking water for more information.
QUESTION?
Do you have any information about what bacteria the bacterial growth indicator test strips test for and how the strips work? I am doing a science fair project and I would like the information to put in my project. Using your strips, I am testing different types of water for bacteria.

ANSWER...
The media technique is a colormetric test using Brain / Heart Infusion media for the detection of
fastidious micro-organisms on a test strip incubated for 48 hours at room temperature.
QUESTION?
I could really use your help. My step-daughter is ten years old and in the fourth grade. They have a science fair project to do . The topic chosen for her grade is Consumer Study. She wanted to compare Ovaltine vs. Nesquick chocolate powder, unfortunately I cannot find much information for her. Her first step is Purpose: what she wants to find out about this topic? Step 2 is the Research.... Step 3 Hypothesis... Step 4 Experiment..... Step 5 Analysis... Step 6 Conclusion... I know one student is comparing different brands of stain stick. I need any suggestions you could give me on another topic.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

ANSWER...
Hello,
A perfect project for fourth graders is to compare bottled water you buy with the tap water at
home, the school , the mall etc. You can find them on our website
www.sciencefaircenter.com then click on the "Science Fair Project Water Test Kits".

Compare Drinking and Bottle WatersCeck out test kit #524 - Compare Drinking and Bottle Water - Beginner and
 #526 - Compare Drinking and Bottle Water - Advanced

There are a couple of other similar kits on this list if you are thinking of another comparison.

I hope this helps, if you have more questions, drop another email to me,

Gordon