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Activity Three: Experiment with Water Filtration

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Illustration of three steps to prepare 2-liter bottles for water filtration system structure



Grade Levels

Grades 5-8


Engineering Design, Life Science, Mathematics, Technology, Life Support, Living and Working in Space, Measurement and Data Analysis, Spinoffs (Benefits to You)


Lesson Plans / Activities

Students will work in teams to create a water filtration system using an assortment of materials that will produce filtered water with a pH level of 6.5 to 8.5.

Students will

  • Measure length and volume using metrics.
  • Demonstrate teamwork and communication skills to perform a task.

Next Generation Science Standards: MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-4, MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-5

Common Core State Standards: 6.SP.B.5

Activity Three: Experiment with Water Filtration

This lesson plan is part of the “Habitation With Gateway Educator Guide.”