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A Funny TasteAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore the different salinities of various sources of water by taste-testing.
Salt 'n LighterAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover that as the salinity of water increases, the density increases as well. Learners prove this by attempting to float fresh eggs in saltwater and freshwater.
Water Body Salinities IAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate the different salinity levels of oceans, rivers and estuaries.
Water Body Salinities IIAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discuss the different salinities of oceans, rivers and estuaries.
Why Doesn’t the Ocean Freeze?
In this activity, learners explore how salt water freezes in comparison to fresh water.
Tide Pool Survival
In this activity, learners observe tide pool animals in a touch tank to consider how they survive.
Salt, Soil and Seeds
Discover how the salt in soil affects plant growth with a few seeds, some cotton, and salt. In this hands-on activity, you will plant seeds in 2 different kinds of soil, containing more or less salt.
Test Density with a Supersaturated Solution
Learners create three solutions with different levels of salinity. They compare the density of these solutions by coloring them and layering them in a clear plastic cup and in a soda bottle.
We all Scream for Ice CreamAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners observe how salinity affects the freezing point of water by making and enjoying ice cream.
That Sinking FeelingAdd to list Details
In this quick activity, learners observe how salinity and temperature affect the density of water, to better understand the Great Ocean Conveyor.
EstuariesAdd to list Details
An estuary is a body of water that is created when freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the saltwater of an ocean.
The Blue Crab's Chesapeake JourneyAdd to list Details
In this data collection activity about crabs, learners use data from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) trawl survey to determine the areas of the Chesapeake Bay that are being used by bl
Create a Mangrove Tree
In this group activity, learners will explore the characteristics, functions and uniqueness of the mangrove tree.
Causes and Effects of Melting Ice
In this activity, learners explore the concept of density-driven currents (thermohaline circulation) and how these currents are affected by climate change.
Marine EcosystemsAdd to list Details
In the wild, small crustaceans known as brine shrimp live in marine habitats such as saltwater lakes.
Without An Ark: The Effects of Storms and FloodsAdd to list Details
April showers bring May flowers, but what do coastal storms bring?
What's in the Water
"What's in the Water" lets participants use tools to solve the mystery- what chemicals and compounds are in a sample of water?
What is the optimal environment for hatching brine shrimp? Using a scaffold, learners design and conduct experiments testing the effect of a single abiotic factor on brine shrimp cyst hatch rate.