Hands-on Activities

We all play a part in keeping our water and rivers clean and healthy. ALCOSAN has plenty of fun activities using common items found around your house for families to do at home.

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Go Away, Germs!

Household items help teach kids about handwashing and how germs spread.

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Dot Tower Challenge

Bring out your child's inner engineer with problem-solving building activity.

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3D Holiday Printing

Create a 3D-printed seasonal or holiday ornament using kid-friendly computer-aided design software.

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Watercolor Butterflies

ALCOSAN’s wastewater treatment process provides insects, such as the butterfly, a clean environment to live in among our waterways.

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Make a Volcano Model

Create a volcano model with an eruptive reaction using household items.

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Pretzel & Marshmallow Structure

Introduce your kids to "edible engineering," using pretzels and marshmallows to build two and even three dimensional structures.

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Sink or Float

Learn the science behind objects that are dense and buoyant and find out what sinks and what floats.

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Aquifer in a Cup

Illustrate how water is stored in an aquifer, how ground water can become contaminated, and how this contamination ends up in a drinking water source.

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Rain Cloud Sun Catcher

Clouds play an important part in the water cycle. Make a rain cloud sun catcher using household materials and hang it for everyone to see.

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Coding Conundrum

Students will be introduced to coding functions as they try to “crack the code” to predetermined puzzles using Google Forms.

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Water Bottle Flip

Gravity plays a big part within the ALCOSAN treatment process. Test out different water bottles by flipping them with the right amount of water.

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Polymers

Most kids have made slime with glue and borax. Learn how to make plastic from milk!

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Tower Power

Become an engineer and challenge yourself by building a Cantilever Tower out of only newspaper and tape.

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Lava Lamp

ALCOSAN uses sedimentation tanks to remove fats, oils and greases from water. A Lava Lamp is a good example of how the process works in the tanks.

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Dog Toy

Instead of throwing away old t-shirts, learn how to upcycle them into chew toys for dogs.

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Hoop Glider

Gravity is a constant in our lives, making this hoop glider will show you how gravity will pull it back to Earth.

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Fizzy Lemonade

Learn how to make your own carbonation thanks to a little kitchen chemistry.

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