How to Make Freshwater Out of Salt Water

Using the Sun’s Rays to Create Freshwater

As spring arrives and the sun peaks out from behind the clouds, this is a perfect opportunity to teach your child about the water cycle through desalination. Try this fun project that separates salt from water to create fresh drinking water using a few household items and the sun. Have your child record his or her observations in a scientific journal, and take a look at our blog post on water scarcity and how desalination is important to water conservation.

Use the Sun to Make Salt Water Drinkable