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71 resources with the keyterm salinity

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The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners analyze the impact of climate variability and change utilizing a broad span of topics over a wide range of grade levels. This three lesson unit is easily adapted for the various instructional levels listed.
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Tides in the Hudson

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students view an illustration of the Hudson River watershed and identify the bodies of water shown. They discuss what happens when fresh and salt water mix. Students view a teacher demonstration of the stratification of fresh and salt...
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Saltwater: Nifty Aqueous Colorful Layers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A classic investigation on the density of liquids is explained for you in this lesson plan. Te begin, you prepare water samples of different salinities and then add different food coloring to keep them separated and easily identified....
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Water Quality Indicators

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
When environmental studies classes are preparing to sample water for quality, they need to know what factors to test. This collection of slides explains different water quality indicators and why each is important. Viewers will be able...
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Ocean Circulation

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
In this physical oceanography PowerPoint, viewers learn about ocean circulation, sea surface temperatures, and salinity. Relationships among these aspects are explained, as well as their impact on the atmosphere and climate. Each slide...
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Investigating the Effect of Salinity on the Density and Stability of Water

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Water with varying amounts of dissolved salt are dyed and then used to compare densities. The objective is to discover the effect of salinity, and therefore density, on ocean water on the stability of the ocean. Many branches of science...
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Sea Water Mixing and Sinking

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the role of temperature and salinity in determining seawater density. They use a Temperature-Salinity Diagram to examine the effects of mixing on density.
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Why are Oceans Salty?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Perfect for middle school learners, this short clip introduces a popular question: why are the oceans so salty? Learn about different factors that affect the ocean and its salinity.
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Stacking Water

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students experiment with different salinities of water using straws and different colors of water. They collect and interpret data from the experiment.
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Count Marsili & the Mediterranean Current

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students integrate history and science while discovering how salinity affects the density of water. After a lecture/demo, students work in groups to complete a lab activity that demonstrates how salinity affects the density of water.
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Getting Physical with Estuaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate estuaries and the variations in physical factors from one estuary to another. In this estuaries lesson plan, students explore water depth, salinity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen in estuaries using an on line...
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Physical Science Word Search Puzzle

For Students 6th - 9th
Use this word search to practice physical science vocabulary words. This word search allows you to determine the amount of columns and rows you would like to include; however, when you change the amount columns and rows, the word list...
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Melt Down

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explain how salinity affects the melting point of ice. In this earth science lesson, 6th graders observe a phase change from solid to liquid. They compare the melting of ice cube made from saltwater and ice cube made from...
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Antarctica: Effects of Salinity on Icebergs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the effects of salinity on icebergs. In this hands on activity, students design and conduct an investigation into how the amount of salt in ice affects its buoyancy.
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What's A Water Column Profile?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate water column data. In this earth science and seawater lesson, students determine how temperature, salinity, and density have an impact on sea water by viewing and analyzing data obtained from a number of websites....
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Sea and Ice Salinity

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students conduct an experiment.  In this salinity activity, students learn about sea ice, why it is important and how changing amounts can affect the sea.  Students conduct an experiment to find out the effects of salinity on the...
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Racing Grapes, Grapefruits and Eggs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students experiment with salinity, temperature, and density. In this hands-on activity related to climate change, students use eggs, grape, grapefruits, freshwater and saltwater to study density. This lesson includes directions for three...
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Is the Hudson River Too Salty to Drink?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore reasons for varied salinity in bodies of water. In this geographical inquiry lesson, students use a variety of visual and written information including maps, data tables, and graphs, to form a hypothesis as to why the...
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Ocean Water

For Students 7th - 9th
In this ocean water worksheet, students use 6 given terms related to ocean water, early Earth and ocean components to complete the sentences. They also answer 4 questions about seawater, the effects of volcanoes on oceans and ocean life.
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Locating the Salt Front - Section 1

For Students 7th
For this salt front of the Hudson River worksheet, 7th graders first read an excerpt about the lower portion of the Hudson River that is an estuary. Then they use a colored pencil to plot salinity data from the table shown on a graph,...
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Water Density and Salinity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars observe how different water densities control the depth at which different water masses occur. They explain one fact that they comprehend about salt water. Students comprehend that temperature and salinity affect the...
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Salinity

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students take a provided ocean Trivia Quiz in order to start a discussion of the ocean. They then perform an experiment on how the amount of salt in the ocean affects it and varies from ocean to ocean.
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Properties of the Ocean: Change

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students research and create a visual presentation on the seasonal salinity of the Earth's oceans. They apply the research in a simulation of a lab disaster in which they must relabel ocean samples.
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Molecular Movement in Water Part 1- Diffusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students obseve and compare molecular movement within water at various temperatures and of varying salinity. They discuss the movement of water on a larger scale which can affect the movement and concentrations of microbial populations...