Lab: PhET Sugar and Salt Solutions

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Title Lab: PhET Sugar and Salt Solutions
Description This activity guides a student, group of students, or a class through an exploration of the Sugar and Salt Solution sim. The idea is to introduce the concept of electrolytes and non-electrolytes and what differentiates them at the molecular scale. Prior to doing the activity it may be helpful to demonstrate to students a physical conductivity tester, showing how the light bulb lights only when there is a power source and there is an electrolyte dissolved in the water. If I have made any changes to the activity they will be shown on the live version of this document at
Subject Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science
Level High School, Middle School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Discussion Prompts, Guided Activity, Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords conduct, dissolve, electrolyte, ion, molecule, non-electrolyte
Simulation(s) Larutan Gula dan Garam

Author(s) Aaron Keller
School / Organization Scarborough High School
Date submitted 20/02/05
Date updated 20/02/05