Properties of Fresh Water and Sea Water

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Link to Resource: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/properties-fresh-water-and-sea-water
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); Orange County Marine Institute Curriculum Series
Summary:The students will set up three demonstrations to observe the properties of water. They will explore the boiling point of water, the freezing point of water, and the ability of water to store heat. These activities can be done individually or as a set. About 71% of the Earth's surface is covered with salt water. Life on Earth is possible because of the unique properties of water.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Structure and function
Subjects: earth science week; oceans; water; water availability
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