Invite your students to come and play in the water. They can "see and touch" water in its three dimensions. Embedded magnets enable students to "feel" hydrogen and oxygen atoms attract and repel each other. As students explore the 3D water with all their senses, they will be able to:
- See spontaneous bonding
- Compare hydrogen bonds to covalent bonds
- Make ice crystals
- Dissolve salt
- Evaporate water
- Add non-polar ethane to water
- Create ethanol
- Explore capillary action
- and much more!
Using the 3D Molecular Designs magnetic Water Kit, your students will understand the structure and properties of water as they never have before.
Each Water Kit cup includes:
- 12 water molecules (magnetised)
- 1 sodium ion (magnetised)
- 1 chloride ion (magnetised)
- 1 ethane molecule
- 1 hydroxyl group (magnetised)
- Assembly instructions
Purchase as a single "Cup of Water" or as a "Six Pack" for better economy and more classroom activities.
Make the most of the Water Kit by using the teaching resources that have been developed specifically for these models:
Basic Lesson Plans (opens in a new window - 8.8M)
As well as a comprehensive glossary, this 26-page illustrated booklet in pdf form contains lesson plans for many different topics related to water.
Water Q&A Flip Chart Style (opens in a new window - 4.2M)
Water Q&A Booklet Style (opens in a new window - 3.4M)
Printing Directions (opens in a new window - 0.4M)
This illustrated pdf document presents information in a question and answer form to help you explain a variety of water properties. The choice of either Flip Chart and Booklet styles provides extra convenience. The printing directions provide guidance on printing, binding and laminating each style.
Assembly Instructions (opens in a new window - 1.5M)
An illustrated step by step guide to assembling your water kit models.
Project WET Correlations (opens in a new window - 0.1M)
Project WET provides Water Education for Teachers. This matrix shows where the Water Kit can be used as part of the program.
Visit 3D Molecular Designs for even more teaching ideas and resources related to the science of water (new window).
Caution: The Water Kit is a science education product, not a toy. It is not intended for use by children under 8 years old. This product should be kept out of the reach of children under the age of 3, because its parts may present a choking hazard to small children.