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In this activity, learners of all ages can enjoy experimenting with ice. Try this experiment at the kitchen table or in the great outdoors to encourage budding scientists to experiment with ice.
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.
Art with Salt and Ice
This open-ended art project allows learners to create their own colorful ice sculpture by using rock salt and food coloring on a solid block of ice.
Aluminum-Air Battery: Foiled again!Add to list Details
Construct a simple battery that's able to power a small light or motor out of foil, salt water, and charcoal. A helpful video, produced by the Exploratorium, guides you along on this activity.
Water Wire: Electricity Flowing Through Water
In this activity on page 10 of the PDF, learners detect the amount of energy that can flow through a sodium chloride electrolyte solution with a light sensor.
Salts & Solubility
In this online interactive simulation, learners will add different salts to water and then watch the salts dissolve and achieve a dynamic equilibrium with solid precipitate.
Salt, Soil and SeedsAdd to list Details
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.
Scream for Ice CreamAdd to list Details
Don't scream for ice cream -- make it with milk, sugar, flavoring and some 'salt-water' ice. Discover the chemistry of ice cream by creating your own.
Glowing PickleAdd to list Details
In this activity, high voltage is applied across a pickle to emit a yellow glow. This activity should only be conducted by skilled adults and is best suited as a demonstration.
Make a "Mummy"Add to list Details
The Ancient Egyptians used a naturally-occurring salt from the banks of the Nile River, called natron, to mummify their dead.
Using Tools and Melting Ice
In this activity, learners will experiment with different materials that can melt and change ice.
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.
In this chemistry activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will learn about crystals by growing their very own.
Klutz-Proof Density ColumnAdd to list Details
Making liquids of different densities to perfectly lay on top of each other can be a frustrating exercise. The Exploratorium created this activity as a fool proof way of making a density column.
In this activity, learners will "paint" their own crystal artwork by creating a picture with a super saturated salt solution.
Eyedropper Hydrometer: Buoy your understanding of densityAdd to list Details
Build a hydrometer (measures the density of a liquid) using a pipet or eyedropper.
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.
TerrAqua Investigation Column: What is the Land-Water Connection?
In this investigation, learners plant seeds in a 2-liter bottle filled with soil that is connected to a water source below. Over the next few weeks, learners observe how the plants grow.
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.