In this activity, students observe how freshwater and saltwater mix.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • describe what happens when freshwater and saltwater mix
  • understand that mixing is a result of the differences in densities of the liquids.

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  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do.
    Published 3 December 2007, Updated 12 June 2015