COMPOUNDS AND MIXTURES
Classroom Activity: Identifying Mixtures and Compounds
Prepare a variety of mixtures and compounds for the students to identify as one of the following:
Many different mixtures and compounds can be prepared. The following list is provided as suggested materials that may be used:
Sugar in Water (heating the water may be required to fully dissolve the sugar)
Lemon Juice in Water
Italian Salad Dressing (or other oil and vinegar salad dressing)
Raisins and Cereal
Sand and Rocks
Baking soda and vinegar (allow students to combine, or combine in from of them)
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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