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Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 60 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Students will conduct a lab with salt and ice to understand why ice and snow melt as a result of salt added.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Science - Chemistry
Standard 6 Objective 2

Summarize the quantitative and qualitative effects of colligative properties on a solution when a solute is added.


  • student sheet (attached)
  • 150 mL beaker
  • sodium chloride (fine)
  • sodium chloride (coarse)
  • ice
  • plastic beaker
  • 2 plastic test tubes
  • tap water
  • thermometer
  • graduated cylinder


Instructional Procedures:
All procedures are listed on the student sheet attached.

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Jan 06 2015 11:55 AM