Salt Water vs. Fresh Water

Salt Water vs. Fresh Water

Explore the difference in density between salt water and fresh water with this easy experiment.

Ages:
3 - 9
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. water (2 glasses)
  2. salt
  3. spoon
  4. food coloring
  5. ice
  1. Place a few ice cubes into one of the glasses.

  2. Add a few drops of food coloring into the ice water; watch it disperse throughout the water.

  3. Add several tablespoons of salt to the other glass of water and stir it up to dissolve.

  4. Add some ice cubes to the salt water glass.

  5. Add food coloring to the salt water & watch what happens!