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The Ocean in a Jar Experiment

Perform an experiment to create the different layers of the ocean in a jar
Ms Simply Sarah M.Ed., Gifted and ESL Certified
242 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 33 learners
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year olds
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Meets once
35 minute class

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Class Experience

Students will:
~ Experiment with different liquids and apply the concept of density
~ Learn about the different layers/zones in the ocean
~ Create a model of the different layers/zones in the ocean
~ Collaborate and communicate with peers 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Clear Jar (Can be any size. A smaller jar will use a smaller amount of each liquid.) *Vegetable Oil *Water *Dawn Dish Soap (Preferably blue or another type could be used ) *Pancake Syrup (Corn Syrup could also work) Paper Towel or Towel Pouring Measuring cup Sand or Rocks (Optional for Ocean Floor) Masking Tape (To Label the Jar’s Ocean Layers) Sharpie/Permanent Marker Ocean Zone Sheet (PDF attached on the class site) Pencil/Writing Utensil Funnel (optional) Food Coloring (optional) *The amount of liquid materials depends on the size of your jar
35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
* Students will be pouring various liquids together.  Students will need an area to work at that would allow for spills to be cleaned if they happened.

Safety First! Guidelines for All Classes
(For Parents and Students)
- Work under the supervision of an adult at home
- All materials are to be used carefully and with caution
- Clean up and properly dispose of materials after class
- Wash your hands =)

All activities in Ms. Sarah’s classes are to be done under the supervision of an adult, who is responsible for the safety of the student.  Ms. Sarah is not responsible for any injuries or accidents resulted in class.


Ms Simply Sarah M.Ed., Gifted and ESL CertifiedGifted and Talented Teacher Inspiring Students to Discover Their Inner Genius
242 total reviews
233 completed classes

About Me

I teach to inspire students, of all ages, to find their inner genius and develop a love for learning.   Students become inspired to learn when they can take ownership in the work.  This includes taking risks, applying multiple strategies, making... 
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