Outdoor Hour Challenge – Salty Experiments


Salt Nature Study Handbook of Nature Study Lesson 212, pages 753-754

Make sure to click the link above to read the entire Outdoor Hour Challenge with helpful links, nature study ideas, and suggested follow-up activities.



In addition to the suggestions in the Handbook of Nature Study, you may wish to conduct this simple winter experiment to enhance your salt study.

  • If you have freezing temperatures in your area, conduct an experiment where you try to freeze salt water outdoors in your own backyard. Take two pie pans. Fill one with tap water and one with saltwater. Compare the time it takes for each to freeze.

Winter Nature Study ebook @handbookofnaturestudy

Please note this challenge is found in the Winter Series ebook, included in the Ultimate Naturalist Library membership. Log into your membership and scroll down to the ebook download link.


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Included in the ebook, there is a custom notebook page for this challenge.

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Salt Experiments Printable Shown Above is Available to Members!

If your family is interested in conducting even more salt related experiments and you’re a member here on the Handbook of Nature Study, you can download the Salt printables shown above and use the pieces in your nature journal. This printable unit comes complete with instructions for four simple experiments using common household items.

Look for the printable in your Ultimate and Journey level memberships in the Misc. Category.

Ultimate Naturalist Library September 2017 @handbookofnaturestudy

If you’re not currently a member, you can use the links above to learn more about the benefits of a membership here on the Handbook of Nature Study.


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