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The flip exhibition wall provides various applications and tips of salt use in daily life for visitors including Salt and the Body, and Salt and Cleaning. Salt may be used to eliminate stomach gas, saline water can be used to examine an egg’s freshness, salt can be used to polish copperware, and salt can be used to eliminate the bitter taste of coffee. These are all very handy tips for daily life.
The Exploration Library is a great ‘universe’ for parents and kids where parents and children can be seen having fun and reading together. Sometimes it is putting together a puzzle of Taiwan’s map or building blocks of a pyramid; sometimes it is reading books about salt, scientific experiments, marine animals, related industries, the Museum itself, or stories about the homeland. We hope this space may offer more knowledge of salt and fun for the kids.
The collections at the Salt Museum are critical material for education, research and development. In addition to knowing the collections, kids can imitate the role of researchers by classifying collections with game cards to understand the Museum’s preservation works. It is hoped that this area provides an environment to help all the visitors, adults and children, to have a better understanding of the works and missions of the Museum.
Big challenge for little salt worker! Kids learn while putting together a tile floor.
Kids are born active; inactive appreciation in a museum just can’t satisfy children’s active nature. The Exploration Hall at the Second Floor of Taiwan Salt Museum inspires and encourages children to keep thinking and asking questions, while allowing children to take the initiative in learning and enhancing parent-children interaction.
  All these fantastic stuffs are salt.
Light Wall of Colorful Salt – a beautiful imagery entrance at the Children’s Exploration Hall, tells the historic stories of the development of the salt industry in Taiwan.
Q: Why is salt crystal in a perfect square shape?
Electrolyzing salt will produce chlorine and sodium; both are important elements for the chemical industry. Salt crystal is a colorless and transparent hexahedron; if impurities are not removed during the process of crystallization, then the salt crystal will appear in different shapes and colors.
Q: Why can salt preserve foods?
Table salt has dehydration function. After salt is added to foods, the density inside the cells of the foods will be lower than the outside, causing permeation pressure that allows the water to permeate outward, and the microorganisms that cause decay of foods will die or stop reproduction due to dehydration. This is why salted foods can be preserved.
Q: Why do blood, tears, and sweat taste salty?
Because the water within the human body contains salt; salt exists in any body fluid inside the human body, including blood, tears, and sweat. Salt is about 0.66% of human body weight.
Q: Why does blood pressure increase if too much salt is eaten?
Having too much salt will cause water inside human body to accumulate in the blood, causing the volume of blood to increase, and consequently adding pressure to blood vessel walls and tissue, known as hypertension. Additionally, the increase in blood volume will also increase workload for the heart, causing cardiac disease.
Kids can put together a piece of tile floor salt field and learn about renovating a crystallizing pond in the process. It may seem to be hard work, but kids have fun doing it.
This area also includes open collections. Children walk by a salt police bunker into an interlayer to look for the gears and tools required for the work in a salt field. Kids can learn about the work at a salt field, through the searching process.
Q: In addition to seasoning, what else can salt do?
Salt is a food seasoning material for human, and it is also an important material for modern industries. Food industry and household use account for only 19% of salt consumption; the chlorine industry, which uses the largest portion of salt produced, accounts for 60%, melting frozen roads accounts for 11%, and livestock and the rest of the industries account for 5% each.
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