Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water

Cleaning Poop from Drinking Water

Learn how engineers designed an inexpensive water purification device made with a 3D printer for people in Bangladesh, and meet the environmental health engineer who led the project.


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Conservation, Engineering

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This video and the accompanying activities were produced by KQED as part of the Engineering for Good unit. This unit was designed to help teachers integrate engineering into their science classroom with a fun meaningful hands-on project. The unit provides support for teachers to guide students through the engineering design process to develop solutions to a real-world problem. Engineering for Good is focused on developing solutions for impacts of plastics on the environment, though the specific problem the students tackle is defined by them.

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October 19, 2023

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