Water Kit©

Magnetic Water Molecules

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A FUN tool to help you teach water concepts. Your students will use these magnetic water molecules to discover hydrogen bonding, make ice, dissolve salt, evaporate water, explore transpiration, create ethanol, and much more.

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1-Cup Water Kit


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Kit Contents

Water Kit© 1-Cup Set 6-Cup Set 8-Cup Set 10-Cup Set
Plastic Cup      1      6      8      10
Water Molecules     12     72     96     120
Sodium      1      6      8      10
Chloride      1      6      8      10
Ethane Molecule      1      6      8      10
Hydroxyl Group      1      6      8      10
6-Cup Tray      0      1      1      1

 

Water Kit© Contents and Assembly Directions

Find information about the contents of each Water Kit© cup and step-by-step directions for assembling water molecules, ethane and ethanol in this document.

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Water Kit© Basic Lessons

Numerous lessons and activities are possible with 3D Molecular Design’s Water Kit©. First, you and your students will use the magnetic water molecules to explore the concepts of polarity and hydrogen bonding.

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Water Kit© Osmosis Lesson

Living things must perform vital activities in order to maintain their existence, including moving water in and out of cells. It is important for your students to understand how water flows in and out of a cell through the membrane that surrounds cells, as it directly impact a cell’s ability to survive. The passive transport of water across a selectively permeable membrane is called osmosis.

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Water Kit© pH Lesson

Your students will use the Water Kit© to create a physical representation of the autoionization of water, describe and produce a physical representation of the dissociation of a strong acid and a strong base, and associate a high hydronium ion concentration with low pH and a high hydroxide ion concentration with a high pH.

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Water Kit© Patterns In Crystal Structures

This activity, intended for grades 4-5, uses the magnetic water models and a guided-inquiry approach. It will help your students observe patterns and forms. Your students begin by identifying the number of hexagons in ice. Then they construct and compare cubic and hexagonal ice structures before creating a snowflake.

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Water Kit© Constructivist Lab

Middle and high school students working in small groups first use the unassembled pieces of the water molecules to investigate properties of, and interactions between, the model parts before assembling water molecules.

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Water Kit© Ice and Snowflakes

Scientists have described 14 structures of ice, many of which can be constructed with one or more Water Kit© sets. Here are lessons for building cubic ice (Ice 1c), which is present in the upper atmosphere and requires 10 water molecules; hexagonal ice (Ice 1h), which falls as snowflakes and is formed with 12 water molecules; and more elaborate snowflakes, which can be created with additional Water Kit© sets.

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Water Kit© Animations and Videos

Watch a water drop filmed in ultra-slow-motion at 2000 frames per second and a video showing the motion of water molecules moving through the membrane water channel, aquaporin.

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Water Kit© Additional Online Resources

A list of some excellent water-related websites to help you make the most of the Water Kit’s© lessons and activities.

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Water Kit© Next Generation Science Standards

Water Kit Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

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Product Details
 

Grade Level

Upper Elementary
Middle School
High School
College

Students per Group

2-4

Warnings

Choking Hazard
Small Magnets
Science Education Product

List Price

1-Cup Set
     $44 (WK-01)
6-Cup Set
     $232 (WK-06)
8-Cup Set
     $308 (WK-08)
10-Cup Set
     $385 (WK-10)

Teacher Tip

Keep your magnetic water molecules from evaporating, by telling your students to make the hexagonal ice structure as their last activity. Once you finish exploring the concepts related to ice, your students can place the ice model next to the water cup with the ethane, hydroxyl group, sodium and chloride pieces. With a quick glance you will know all of the water molecules and other pieces are ready to go in the cup!

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