Education testkit

$560.00

Our Education testkit is specifically designed with educators in mind! We’ve curated the experience to help teachers become experts in water testing, giving youth hands-on experiences by the water.

Check out our Educators page to discover our educational framework and to access resources to support your teaching. This includes lessons, connections to provincial curriculums, and more! We’re adding in new resources all the time!

We also offer private training sessions to teach you and your students how to use your kit.

Because of the ongoing supply chain situation, we ask that for big or urgent orders, you reach out to us before making your purchase to ensure we can help you get what you need!

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Customize your testkit with your logo

You can add a simple, white logo to your testkit! We will let you know if your logo can work and send you a mockup of how it will look for your approval.

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Add a virtual training session for your class or group. Educators get 20% off regular price.
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Description

In it, you’ll find 3 sets of our most popular tools: thermometers, conductivity meters, test strips, reacher sticks, and sample cups. You’ll also find a dissolved oxygen testkit and a reel to help you do physical surveys of water bodies you test.

This testkit is perfect for groups of 15-20 students. In the teacher guide, you’ll find information on how to perform every test, tips for organizing an excursion, and detailed lesson plans.

When you buy an Education testkit, we’ll reach out to you to organize a call to give you tips and tricks to help you organize an excursion with your class! Or, you can add on a private training session.

Wondering how this testkit integrates with Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia curriculums? Find out here.

Each testkit includes:

  • 3 thermometers
  • 3 conductivity meters (with calibration solution)
  • 3 10-packs of teststrips for students (3 x 10 / container)
  • 3 reacher sticks
  • 3 sample cups
  • 3 mini clipboards
  • 3 pens
  • 1 refill bottle of teststrips (50 / bottle)
  • 1 dissolved oxygen testkit (30 vials)
  • 1 measuring reel (no secchi disk)
  • 15 stickers
  • 6 badges
  • 15 student cards (for filling out post-testing information)
  • 1 teacher guide
  • 1 teacher clipboard
  • Water Rangers branded towel

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 31 × 26 × 21 cm
Language

English, Français

FAQs

Education FAQs

We have some helpful information for teachers here. We have also just launched our new Education Testkit, which was made with teachers and junior/intermediate classrooms in mind. If you’d like to know more, contact us!

We love talking to kids about the work that Water Rangers does and how they can use our testkits! We’re actively looking for teachers to help us test and develop a curriculum around water testing with Water Rangers. If you’re interested in participating, please contact us.

If you want us to come give a presentation, contact us. Keep in mind that although we have testers from all across North America and beyond, we are physically located in the Ottawa and Montreal regions, and we ask that our mileage be covered.

Parameter FAQs

Check out out parameters page for an in depth description and protocol to our testing parameters!

Water Rangers conductivity meters measure the conductivity of freshwater in µS, or microsiemens.

Water will measure different results of conductivity depending on it’s condition, shown below;

Distilled water0.5 – 3 µS
Melted snow2 – 42 µS
Has effects on fish reproductionover 500 µS
Tap water50 – 800 µS
Potable water30 – 1500 µS
Freshwater streams100 – 1,000 µS
Industrial wastewater10,000 µS
Sea water55,000 µS

For more an introduction, our protocol, and additional information regarding conductivity, we encourage you to visit our conductivity parameter page!

Water Rangers measures dissolved oxygen, or DO2, in milligrams/litre.

Different measurements of DO2 will mean different circumstances for life in a water body, shown below;

  • 0-2 mg/L: not enough oxygen to support life
  • 2-4 mg/L: only a few fish and aquatic insects can survive
  • 4-7 mg/L: good for many aquatic animals, low for cold water fish
  • 7-11 mg/L: very good for most stream fish

For more an introduction, our protocol, and additional information regarding dissolved oxygen, we encourage you to visit our dissolved oxygen parameter page!

For optimal results, E.coli tests require an incubator. We don’t currently sell supplies that test for E.coli, but we may one day. Learn more about E.coli here.

If you’re looking for an E.coli test, we recommend TapScore.

Just like with phosphates, this is another parameter where the tests we’ve tried aren’t sensitive enough unless you’re in a pollution event. Probes we’ve seen don’t seem very sensitive, and experts we’ve worked with aren’t sure how accurate they are.

We encourage our testers to browse our affiliate Tap Score’s testing services, which include products for phosphates!

We are currently conducting research involving tests for high level phosphates, but have yet to find tests that we’re happy with. Field tests that are currently available on the market can you let you know if phosphates are present, but can’t tell you to what extent they are present. In other words, they’re not quite sensitive enough to be useful! Also, many of the field tests require you to handle reagents that can be toxic, and that makes disposal difficult, meaning they wouldn’t be safe for kids to use. We are watching this space closely, and working with partners to see if this can change.

Testkit FAQs

The answer depends on how often you use your kit! While our official schedule involves testing once per month, some of our testers decide to go out weekly. If you are going to test during our official testing weekends, the Freshwater and Compact kits will last well over a year. If you are going out to test more frequently, we recommend that you use some of the more expensive tests less often, such as the dissolved oxygen kit.

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