Why Is Water Called The Universal Solvent?
Water is referred to as the universal solvent primarily due to its ability to dissolve more substances than any other liquid. Water Trivia Before diving into the science behind the phrase, let us start with water trivia. In this episode of water trivia, we will test your knowledge of water science. Key concepts explored will include […]
Top Water Sources – Where Does My Water Come From?
While this may sound like a silly question, it is important to understand our water sources. The water which many humans consume comes from two main water sources: surface and groundwater. Groundwater collects in underground pockets called aquifers, while surface water collects in lakes, streams, rivers, reservoirs, and oceans. A home or business typically sources […]
What Is Artesian Water?
If you have ever shopped for bottled water you might have stumbled across brands that advertise their water as “artesian water.” You might have also noticed that this water is quite a bit more expensive than the typical bottle of water. If the fancy label and high price had you scratching your head, you are […]
What Is An Unconfined Aquifer?
In this episode of water trivia, we will test your knowledge of aquifers. Key concepts explored will include aquifers and the water table. We will explore the differences between confined aquifers and unconfined aquifers. The true-false statement will serve to answer the question, what is an unconfined aquifer? True or False: The water table is […]
Is Rainwater The Purest Form Of Water?
True or False: Rainwater is the purest form of water. According to the USGS, “Rainwater is usually fresh and clean, but it…”
Will A Paper Clip Float On Water?
If carefully placed, a paper clip will float on top of water due to a molecular skin created by the interaction of air molecules and the surface layer of water molecules.