Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures Card Sorting Activity

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Elly Thorsen
Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
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15 pages
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This physical science activity helps students understand the differences between elements, compounds, and mixtures. They classify sixteen cards into piles of elements, compounds, and mixtures. Then they complete their student activity sheet to show their thinking and further distinguish between elements, compounds, and mixtures.

Each example card has both text and a picture, which is especially beneficial for ELL students. Look at the preview for more information.

What's included in this resource:

  • Teacher directions and suggestions for use
  • Student Activity Sheet for students to record and explain their answers
  • Complete answer key
  • 3 category cards (element, compound, and mixture)
  • 3 definition cards
  • 5 element example cards with pictures
  • 5 compound example cards with pictures
  • 6 mixture cards with pictures
  • Photos to demonstrate activity steps

Need an activity like this for virtual learning? Try the Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures Boom Cards!

This resource can be purchased at a discount as a part of two different bundles:

Read what teachers are saying about this resource:

“This truly helped my students understand this concept. It was a great study tool and helped them perform well on a matter and energy test.”

“This activity had everything that I was looking for put together in a clear and organized format!”

“Perfect for a review, an individual station or a group station.”

“Engaging and fun for my students! We even played it as a game!!”

“My students love it. It seems to be helpful for my ELS and Sped students.”

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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