Learning Lesson: A Funny Taste

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Link to Resource: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/ll_taste
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Weather Service (NWS)
Summary:We all know the oceans are salty but so are other sources of water. The oceans have a salinity (salt content) of 35%. The Dead Sea has an average salinity of 290%, almost nine times saltier than the oceans. But what actually does that mean? Just how salty tasting are these various bodies of water? With up to seven containers of water and table salt, the student gets a taste of different salinities in various bodies of water around the earth.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C; ESS3.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-6; MS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; high school; lesson; middle school; noaa; nws; oceans; salt; water; water quality; water systems
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