Eyes on Salinity

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Study the Chesapeake Bay with a lab about measuring salinity. Complete with learning objectives, step-by-step instructions, and student handouts, the resource guides learners through the qualitative and quantitative process of the experiment.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in preparation for a field trip to a body of salt water, or after you have returned
  • Great for a unit on salinity or working with hydrometers
Classroom Considerations

  • Lab lasts for several class periods
  • Work in pairs or in small groups
  • Use with any body of water or sampling of salt water (lesson is not exclusive to the Chesapeake Bay)