Properties of Fresh Water and Sea Water

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Point Sur, California

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Orange County Marine Institute Curriculum Series, Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)


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.

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