Skip to Main Content

Water Kit Collection

Water Kit Collection Model Classroom Set

Teaching Points

Water is essential to life. This collection provides models of water to help students become familiar with the many properties of water that make it such an important molecule.

With this collection, students can:

  • See spontaneous hydrogen bonding
  • Compare hydrogen bonds to ionic and covalent bonds
  • Make ice crystals
  • Dissolve salt (hydration shells)
  • Evaporate water (water cycle)
  • Compare how ethane and ethanol interact with water (polar – non-polar interactions)
  • Explore capillary action

Models in this Collection

  • 6 Water Cups
    • 12 water molecules
    • 1 sodium ion
    • 1 chlorine ion
    • 1 ethane core with 5 non-magnetic hydrogens
    • 1 hydroxyl group
    • 1 non-magnetic hydrogen cap with gray post
  • 2 3x3x3 NaCl Lattices
    • 27 atoms, each with 6 embedded magnets to simulate ionic bonding

 

Requesting this Model

Loan Time Frame: 3 weeks

Delivery

  • Use the calendar below to select a three week loan. Available times are shown in green. Select a date one week prior to the date you want the model to arrive. After selecting your time period, select checkout and complete the booking details.
  • This loan includes both delivery and return shipping time. Please make sure to plan time (approximately one week) for us to deliver the model to you. You can expect the model to arrive approximately one week following the first day of the requested loan period.

Pick-Up

  • Use the calendar below to select a three week loan. Available times are shown in green. Select the date you want to pick-up the model. After selecting your time period, select checkout and complete the booking details.

Wait List

If a model you are interested in borrowing is not available for your desired time frame, please send an email to cbmloans@msoe.edu. Please list the model you would like to borrow and the time frame that would work for the loan. We will place you on a wait list and contact you if we are able to schedule you for a loan.

Requesting Other Models

You may schedule one copy of a model for three weeks. Due to limited resources, we are unable to send multiple copies or additional materials.

If you would like to request a loan of a different model for the same time frame you may add this to your cart. Up to three different types of models may be checked out at one time. You will need to fill out a separate request for model loans with a different time frame.

Questions?

Please contact us at cbmloans@msoe.edu with any questions about the lending process or the availability of models.

Contact Margaret Franzen at franzen@msoe.edu or (414) 277-2824 with questions about the models, teaching resources or educational content.

 

Model Documentation and Instructions

Teaching Points and Inventory
Basic Lesson Plans for the Water Kit
Water Kit Osmosis Lesson Student Handout
Water Kit Osmosis Lesson Teacher Key
Water Kit pH Lesson Student Handout
Water Kit pH Lesson Teacher Key
Patterns in Crystal Structures Student Handout
Patterns in Crystal Structures Teacher Key
Patterns in Crystal Structures Teacher Notes
Molecular Nature of Water Constructivist Lab

Instructional materials for classroom use are available for printing through the 3D Molecular Designs Website.

Returning Models

Models must be returned on or before the due date. Borrowers are responsible for return shipping costs.

Ship models to:
Receiving
Milwaukee School of Engineering
1000 N. Market Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3113

Please insure the models for the amount indicated in each suitcase. Any damage incurred in return shipping due to improper packing will be charged to the borrower. We recommend using FedEx or UPS with "two-day ground" transportation. Make sure to get a tracking number for the shipment.

   Available    Your Booking    Unavailable/Padding