Filter Builder Challenge

Design and build the most effective water filter using any combination of the materials provided to filter out a solution composed of one small cup of soil combined in one large cup of tap water in two minutes.

The Goal

  1. Visually the clearest water
  2. The largest volume of water
Filter Builder Challenge - Close up of water glass

The Materials

Each team is provided a funnel and clear plastic glass. Other materials each team may utilize including the following:

  1. Small wood chips (1 cup)
  2. Gravel (1 cup)
  3. Shredded Paper (1 cup)
  4. Cotton Balls (1 cup)
  5. Sand (1 cup)
  6. 1 Piece of Paper
  7. 5 Napkins