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Main Core Tie

Science - Chemistry
Standard 6 Objective 2

Time Frame

1 class periods of 60 minutes each

Group Size

Small Groups


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

Created: 01/06/2015
Updated: 02/05/2018