Reusable Emergency Water Filter
Description: Safe drinking water is something most of us take for granted, until we suddenly don’t have it. Drinking water supplies can be interrupted anywhere in the United States, and people in many parts of the world live without a reliable source of water that is safe to drink. Inexpensive water treatment devices have the potential to save thousands of lives. In this design challenge, you will create a reusable water filter that can be used as a first step towards making water safe to drink. This project includes five lessons and takes approximately six hours to complete. This project was developed in partnership with Dremel.
Standards: This project aligns to Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Next Generation Science Standards, and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for high school, and Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts for ninth & tenth grade.
21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Technology Literacy, Flexibility
Identify additional procedures needed to make water safe to drink after it has been treated with a filter.
Develop a design for a reusable water filter that meets specific design criteria.
Prepare STL files for 3D printing.
Evaluate the water filter design to ensure it meets the design criteria.
Identify modifications that could improve the design.
Use and share makerspace equipment safely.
Present and explain the process used to create the water filter design.