This super easy salt water experiment is the perfect kitchen science experiment to teach kids about the density of salt versus fresh water. With summer approaching and beach trips planned it’s a great time to learn about how salty ocean water is different from fresh river water. At the end of this post you will find 20 more ocean-themed learning activities to do with the kids!

This super easy salt water experiment is the perfect science activity to teach kids about the density of salt and fresh water. Great for an ocean unit!

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I was so excited to learn about the ocean with my kids! There are so many fascinating animals and undiscovered areas of the ocean.

Before doing our science exper