High School, Elementary School, Home School and
other Undergradutate Education in Groundwater, Spring Water
and Environmental Education PROGRAM

Website is Dedicated to Providing Links to Great Online Resources for Training In Earth Science

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B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc.
Water Testing Kits - Water Testing School Projects !

Environmental Education and Outreach - Because of the continued request for more information and services related to home school and undergraduate student research projects, this website was developed. 

This website provides education outreach information, links to affordable at home testing kits, research and reference materials, and the Water Research Center.

Education Outreach Program

The Water Research Center is making available a number of free informational documents related to common drink water quality issues and problems, such as: Giardia cysts, Crytpsporidium, nitrates, lead, corrosion, bacteria and much more.  Below are three more detailed reports, but more information can be found at the help desk.   The informational documents that are available include:

Report #1: Giardia and Crytosporidium and Waterborne Disease
Report #2: Nitrates: Health Hazard
Report #3: Lead in Drinking Water
Report # 4: Color, Odor, and Turbidity of Drinking Water
Report # 5: Hardwater, Water Softener, and Treatment Systems
Report # 6: Iron and Manganese in Water and Water Treatment Options

Report # 7: Corrosion and Corrosive Water Impact on Lead and Copper Levels in Drinking Water
Report # 8: Radon in Air and Water
Resource # 1: Water Quality Calculators
and Indices
Resource #2: Surface Water Online References

Resource # 3: Phosphate - Surface water and Groundwater
Resource # 4: Buffer Solutions (How to Make)
Resource # 5: Benthic Invertebrates and Rapid Bioassessment
Resource # 6: Surface Water Quality Guidelines (PA Perspective)
Resource # 7: W
ater Research Library

The Importance of Water Conservation 
The Water Cycle  - Possible Project a Water Cycle Braclet or Bolo?
The Groundwater System
More Environmental Learning (Alternative Energy) and Conservation - Games and Activities (Sponsored Link)

Evaluation Programs

This section was added to handle the numerous email, phone calls, and other request for assistance related to student research projects.  The first set of links are to websites where you can purchase easy to use affordable testing kits for your science projects, home water screening, or home indoor environmental testing some of the testing can be done at home some needs to be mailed to a laboratory.

Experiments, References, and Projects

Watersafe Home Drinking Water Test (Available from Amazon)
At Home Water Testing Kits for School Projects
- Multiple Options
Testing Kits for School Projects and other Devices (field meters, seechi discs, and more)
Heavy Metal Test Strips for Drinking Water
Mail in Well Water and City Water Testing
Groundwater Flow Model for the Classroom !
Games and Puzzles, Educational Videos- compliments of the Groundwater Guardians and the Keystone Clean Water Team.

Reference Materials/Lesson Plans

Grades 1 - 5

Grades 6+ 

If your in educator in Pennsylvania, please consider contacting the
Keystone Clean Water Team and if you are conducting a surface water monitoring program, please consider using the WQI calculator.