It’s World Water Day and it is a day to celebrate fresh water. Only 1% of the world’s fresh water is suitable as drinking water.
To coincide with World Water Day, the Global Water Experiment was launched. School students from around the world are invited to explore the chemical and physical properties of one our most critical resources, water. The results from the experiments that are carried out will be included into a global database. This has the possibility to become the biggest chemistry experiment ever.
The details of all the experiments have been provided online and can be scaled for primary school students to participate right through to high school chemistry classes. Most of the experiments can be conducted with items from around the house or easily obtainable at a low cost.
The properties and issues of water that are going to be investigated in this global experiment include: