Where does the water go?. The Mediterranean Basin Atlantic Ocean Mediterranean Sea Black Sea Nile and Red Sea Spain France Italy Greece Libya Egypt Israel

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  • Where does the water go?

  • The Mediterranean BasinAtlantic OceanMediterranean SeaBlack SeaNile and Red SeaSpainFranceItalyGreeceLibyaEgyptIsraelTurkeyAlgeriaMorocco

  • Clean up instructionsDO YOUR BEST NOT TO SPILL ANYTHING!!!Rinse everything down the sink with lots and lots of water.Return beakers to the front.Toss the dam in the trash.Rinse all other materials well and return them to your bin.

  • The Mediterranean BasinAtlantic OceanMediterranean SeaBlack Sea

  • The Mediterranean BasinAtlantic OceanMediterranean SeaBlack SeaThe warm climate of the Mediterranean causes more evaporation and leaves more salt behind. The saltier water sinks and goes into the Atlantic on the bottom of the Strait of Gibraltar.Surface CurrentUnderwater CurrentSaltier Water

  • Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah)The Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah were created when an inland (salty) sea with no outlet evaporated away. The salt is left behind and has created a very large flat area.

  • The Great Salt Flat of B-14SaltwaterThe water evaporates leaving the salt behind

  • Thrust SSCFirst Supersonic Car763 mphOctober, 1997Wikipedia 12-2-11The Salt Flats are an ideal area to race the fastest cars since it is flat and there is nothing significant to crash into.

  • You might recognize the salt flats from movies that were filmed there.

  • In the wetter season, new water can bring even more salt and evaporate leaving behind cool patterns in the salt.

  • Why are the oceans salty?As the water precipitates onto the land the water dissolves salts and minerals from the rocks. The salt and minerals travel with the run off and eventually wind up in the ocean.As you can see by the demonstration table, water can evaporate into the air (atmosphere) but salts and minerals cannot and so are left behind. In this case left in the ocean.This process occurs over and over making the oceans salty.

  • Great Salt Lake (Utah)The Great Salt Lake has no outlet so the only way the water has to go is up. This makes the lake incredibly salty.

  • Dead Sea (in Jordan near the Mediterranean)The Dead Sea also has no outlet. These bodies of water are so salty that very few salt loving organisms can live here, but nothing else (Dead Sea).