Five Flavor Life Saver

Focus Questions:

1. How does salinity affect the density of water?

2. How does salinity affect the movement of ocean water?

3. How does the movement of ocean water affect climate and the quality of life on earth?

Objectives: The students will be able to: 

1. Define concentration and apply this definition to salinity in the ocean.

2. Express concentration in metric units.

4. Measure the densities of each solution.

5. Demonstrate how solutions having different densities interact.


Karen Moyd adapted by Scott Thompson
Organization Affiliation
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO)
Grade Level