Status message

Dear LOR user,

Thank you for being a big part of this community. To better support the initiatives around open educational resources in the state of Michigan, all resources on the Michigan Virtual Learning Object Repository (LOR) are being moved to #GoOpen Michigan (link is external) on September 30th, 2018. During the transition, our LOR will be moved to an archived state, not allowing new user registration or new content to be added. An email with more details was sent to registered users of the LOR in September. To make use of the great resources on the platform, we encourage you to create an account and add your own new resources to the #GoOpen Michigan platform (link is external).

Saltwater/Freshwater Density Lab


Students will determine the density of freshwater, saltwater, and cold water vs. hot water. They will use a golfball as a visual because it will float in the salt water. Using the density difference data, students will answer questions about oceans and currents formed.

Learning Targets: 
Students will understand that salt water is more dense than fresh.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how ocean currents form from density differences in the ocean water.
Content Area: 
Resource Type: 
Creative Commons Licence
Next Generation and Michigan Science
Next Generation and Michigan Science: