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Making Fresh Water: Distillation

Lesson Plan

This activity requires adult supervision.

OBJECTIVE: Students replicate the process by which submarines distill fresh water from salt water to understand one of the steps required for living underwater in a submarine.

MATERIALS:

  • Distillation activity sheet
  • 1 heating device, stove or hot plate
  • 1 old tea kettle
  • 1 metal spoon or jar lid
  • Water to fill kettle
  • Salt
  • Padded glove or pot holder
  • 1 clear drinking container

PROCEDURE: See activity sheet

Published: Fri Apr 19 11:41:38 EDT 2019