Water Filtration Experiment - Teacher

1. Please identify the school where you taught the Water Filtration experiment:
2. Which class subject(s) did you teach the Water Filtration experiment?
3. How many of your students were able to participate in this experiment?
4. What year are your students? Please select all that apply.
5. Please rate how useful this workshop was in helping you explain the following scientific concepts (specific CA Science Standards topics italicized) to your students:
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The size scales for atoms, molecules and cells
Atomic and molecular interactions with nanostructures are highly sensitive to differences in their physical sizes and chemical properties.
The same material in nanoparticle form is significantly more active for most chemical reactions because of the significantly larger surface area available for interaction as compare to the bulk material (e.g. activated carbon versus bulk carbon).
Earth Sciences: Water is a precious resource for society and its natural availability is scarce. Society’s ability to reclaim used water is important.
Chemistry: The reactions rates of atoms and molecules with other materials in liquid, such as nanoparticles, nanopores, and membrane filters, etc. is determined by the dynamics diffusion.
Scientific Investigation and Experimentation: Formulate explanations using logic and evidence.
6. Please rate the following:
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Were there sufficient materials in our supply kit for you to complete this lab with all of your students?
Did the hands-on activity during the Saturday workshop help you successfully conduct the experiment with your students?
Did the UCLA researchers’ presentations and your interaction with them during the workshop help you explain the science and answer all questions asked by your students?
Did the discussions amongst your science teacher colleagues, led by the Teacher Instructor during the Saturday workshop, help make it practical to integrate this experiment into your curriculum and bring the hands-on activity into your classroom?
Overall, how useful were the UCLA Saturday workshop activities in helping you implement this laboratory experiment in your classroom successfully?
7. Did any part of the experiment work poorly or cause problems? If so, what could be done differently?
8. What content did you emphasize?
9. Where does the Water Filtration lab fit in your curriculum?
10. Have you used the content from the Water Filtration experiment with students previously?
11. Do you anticipate using this hands-on activity or its related content in your classes next year?