April 11, 2013

Collecting Salt from Salt Water

One of the first activities we did to go along with the book How to Make and Apple Pie and See the World was to get salt out of saltwater.  I suppose we could have just boiled it dry, but I decided to take a different approach.


 First I had the girls add salt to the water and see that it disappears (dissolves).


To get it back out We prepared a bowl with clay in the bottom and popsicle sticks sticking up (I wanted skewers, but apparently I'm out). Then we poured in the salt water we made. And waited overnight.



The next morning this is what we found. Look close, and you can see some crusty stuff above the water on the popsicle sticks....salt!



This was a pretty easy little experiment, and only the first of several activities we did along with this book. Be on the look out for more!

32 comments:

  1. This will be great for when we go to the library next. I'd love to do some little projects with the kids to go with certain books. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is lots of fun to do book activities, and I think it helps them remember the story. This story is part of our Five in a Row curriculum which the girls are really enjoying. If you happen to check out the book, I will be adding a couple more activities we did along with it soon!

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  2. Lovely hands-on demonstration! We've been growing salt crystals on our windowsill for weeks - you've reminded me we must get our magnifying glass out and examine them!
    Lucinda (visiting via Hobbies & Handicrafts)

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    1. Ooooo...that sounds cool! I hope you share how you did it! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Practical experiments are such a great way to learn. (visiting via Hobbies & Handicrafts)

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    1. I love hands on learning! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. We boiled it out. It interesting you found another way to get the salt back.

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    1. Got to do everything the hard way I guess. lol Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Very cool, Ashley. I pinned this to the Look What We Did science board. Savannah @ HammockTracks

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  6. Love, love, love this book! We read it and made apple pie back when my daughter was younger. Great post and a fun activity. Thanks for including it in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.
    Hopping along the Kid Lit Blog Hop,
    Cool Mom for Stanley & Katrina

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting! We did a couple other activities to go with it, but I didn't want to link them all up! We actually had apple pie, but for some reason my kids just do not like pie! (I don't understand it).

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  7. I really like the idea, very creative and so easy to execute! Thanks for stopping at Kid Lit Blog Hop!
    -Reshama
    www.stackingbooks.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting! It was really easy to do!

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  8. This is a great, easy science activity...pinning it to do with my son soon!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and pinning! I hope he loves it!

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  9. We LOVE book-based activities. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I hope you get to try it!

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  10. Love this experiment! I'd love if you shared your post with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday!! Hope to see you there!

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    1. I can make sure to share it! Thanks!

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  11. Very cool! Love the simplicity of your experiment. Thanks for linking up with the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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  12. What a great experiment!! We will have to give it a try and take a look at that book. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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    1. It is a pretty cute book that really gives a lot of information! Thansk for hosting and visiting!

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  13. Love this easy yet effective science experiment Ashley :-) Thank you for linking up this week to our Hearts for Home Blog Hop!

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    1. It was really simple! Thanks for hosting and visiting!

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  14. Very cool experiment! Thanks for sharing it with us! I hope you join us again (yeah I know it’s a day late… linky issues) at Eco-Kids Tuesday!!

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  15. Such a fun idea! Thanks so much for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop. It's wonderful to have science experiment ideas out there for little ones. We have to get them excited about STEM if we want to produce more experts!

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    1. We are definitely science fans in this house! Thanks for visiting!

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