The world’s ocean system contain a dynamic thermohaline current system that is responsible for many aspects of our environment. The experiments in this kit have been designed to help visualize the impact solutions of different density have on each other when mixed. Students will measure the salinity of three different water samples representing three major salt water bodies, as well as perform an experiment in which they will observe the flow patterns when different density solutions are mixed. This kit has enough materials for 15 groups. Teacher’s Guide and Student Study Guide Copymasters included.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-2
Cross Cutting Concepts: Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models
10mL Phenolphthalein Indicator
15mL 1.0M Potassium Chromate
400mL 0.1M Silver Nitrate
200mL 3.0M Sodium Hydroxide
250mL Synthetic Atlantic Ocean Water
250mL Synthetic Gulf of Mexico Water
250mL Synthetic Pacific Ocean Water
UN1824, Sodium hydroxide solution, 8, II, Ltd Qty.
*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium, hexavalent compounds and Phenolphthalein/Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.