Frozen Ocean Science Experiment
In this fun and easy science experiment, we’re going to explore and investigate if the ocean can freeze.
- Dry erase markers
- Two large plastic bowls
- Use the dry erase marker label the bowls “Bowl 1” and Bowl 2.”
- Pour four cups of water into each bowl.
- Add two tablespoons of salt slowly into Bowl 1. Stir until dissolved. There may be a little salt remaining in the bottom of the bowl.
- Put both of the bowls in the freezer and leave overnight.
- Record your results the next day.
How it Works:
Fresh water freezes at 32 degree Fahrenheit. When salt is added to water, it lowers the freezing point of the water by several degrees. The salt water can still freeze, but it will require a temperature lower than 32 degree Fahrenheit to do so.
Make This A Science Project:
Try adding different types of salt to the water like Epsom salts or sea salt.