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A science lesson on compounds, mixtures, and solutions.
 

SCIENCE MATTERS:
COMPOUNDS AND MIXTURES

 

An elementary science teaching lesson on compounds and mixtures. Includes printable teaching worksheet.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn that matter can be combined to form both mixtures and compounds, and will learn the difference between the two.
  • Students will learn that mixtures may be either homogeneous or heterogeneous.
  • Students will learn that there are three types of mixtures, solutions, suspensions and colloids and will be able to recognize examples of each.
  • Students will learn that all compounds are homogeneous and have an exact composition.

 

Grades

4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 
 

 

COMPOUNDS AND MIXTURES LESSON PLAN

 

Materials:

Classroom Activity:  Identifying Mixtures and Compounds
Prepare a variety of mixtures and compounds for the students to identify as one of the following:

  • Mixture—Solution
  • Mixture—Suspension
  • Mixture—Colloid
  • Compound

Preparation
Many different mixtures and compounds can be prepared.  The following list is provided as suggested materials that may be used:

Mixture—Solution:
Sugar in Water (heating the water may be required to fully dissolve the sugar)
Lemon Juice in Water

Mixture—Suspension:
Italian Salad Dressing (or other oil and vinegar salad dressing)
Raisins and Cereal
Sand and Rocks
Carbonated Soda

Mixture—Colloid:
Shaving Cream
Marshmallows
Milk

Compound:
Baking soda and vinegar (allow students to combine, or combine in from of them)
Water
Salt
Sugar

Activity:

Separate students into groups of 3-6 and have them go to 6-8 different stations, each having a different unknown mixture or compound.  Have them decide which label fits each mixture or compound and write the correct label on a sheet of paper that they will turn in to you after they have completed the exercise.

 

 

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