Students determine the salinity of a water sample by using a hydrometer, and understand how salinity influences an object's ability to float in water.
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Investigating the Effect of Salinity on the Density and Stability of Water
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...
6th - 8th Science
New Review A Matter of Density
Larvae transportation on the New England seamounts is based on the density of the water. Scholars calculate density and graph salinity versus temperature to better understand the distribution of organisms in a water column. Discussions...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable