Word sorts are a great, hands-on activity to help students remember both vocabulary and examples for compounds and mixtures, and for visualizing the relationships between the types of mixtures.
Laminate these to re-use, or photocopy in black and white for a consumable product.
Cards can be sorted individually, with partners or in small groups. Students can practice the sort several times as needed, and can even time themselves when they have mastered the sort.
See the answer key. Note that students first sort mixtures from chemical compounds, and then sort the additional types of mixtures. For example, chocolate milk is a mixture, and technically could be put under the general mixture category, but it fits better under the sub-category of suspensions. Direct students to sort the examples of mixtures with as much specificity as they can.
The cards can also be used to play memory games (turning the cards face down and looking for pairs or triads) or for test prep.
The cards come with a blank page so that students can draw their own examples to add to the sort, or so that you can include specific examples from your curriculum.
Word Wall cards – just print, cut and hang!
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Plants FLASH CARDS + WORD WALL
Ancient China Vocabulary Puzzle
Forces and Motion FLASH CARDS + WORD WALL