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Fill a jar a little more than half full with fresh water. Make a solution of salt water, and add a drop or two of food coloring to it. Pour the salt water solution into a plastic cup with a small hole in the bottom, and then place the cup in the jar with fresh water. (The only connection between the fresh and salt water should be via the hole in the bottom of the cup.) With the right combination of hole size and salt concentration, you will see an oscillating current develop in the jar. Experiment to find which hole sizes and salt concentrations work best. (Johnson, 2005)

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Johnson, M.R., 2005. "Flow Dynamics of the Salt Oscillator," California State Science Fair Project Abstract [accessed February 27, 2006] http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2005/Projects/J0112.pdf.
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Science Buddies Staff. "Salt Oscillator." Science Buddies, 20 Nov. 2020, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Chem_p052/chemistry/salt-oscillator. Accessed 20 May 2022.

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