Salinity and Brackish Water Systems
Middle schoolers are able to tell the difference between brackish and salt water. They also are able to distinguish water qualities specific to each type of water. Students answer various questions about all types of 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 Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 1
Is your current lesson plan for salt and freshwater literacy leaving you high and dry? If so, dive into part one of a seven-part series that explores the physical features of Earth's salt and freshwater sources. Junior hydrologists...
3rd - 12th Science
Is the Hudson River Too Salty to Drink?
Students explore reasons for varied salinity in bodies of water. For 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...
6th - 9th 21st Century Skills
The Motion of the Ocean
What drives the ocean's motion? Get your class moving toward understanding by using this video. Viewers find that thermohaline circulation is caused by the concentration gradients of temperature and salinity. Using adorable animation in...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable