Interactive Science Notebook Mixtures Lab Foldable
This is a four page document. Page 1 and 2 are the student pages that make a foldable for their Interactive Science Notebook. Pages 3 and 4 are teacher pages with possible answers.
In this lab, students will brainstorm everyday mixtures in their home. There are no wrong answers for this part. The purpose of the first section is to get them thinking about mixtures we encounter in our daily lives.
Next, discuss as a group which mixtures are solutions and which ones are suspensions.
Another activity in the lab asks kids to write their own definitions for mixture, solution, suspensions, homogeneous mixtures, and heterogeneous mixtures. They will use these definitions to classify the mixtures they make.
The next step in the lab is creating 4 original mixtures. Students have to record on their lab sheet, the mixture ingredients, the classification of these mixtures, and observations made of each mixture. The ingredients are teacher choice and adapt to the materials you have on hand. Examples of these mixtures are provided on the teacher key.
Finally, students will write about careers that use mixtures. This helps to address the new science and language standards. Please contact me if want any changes to this lab sheet. I will be happy to assist you.
National Science Standard Addressed:
MS-PS1-3. Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and
impact society. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on natural resources that undergo a chemical process to form the synthetic material. Examples of new materials could include new medicine, foods, and alternative fuels.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to qualitative information.
Common Core State Standards Connections:
RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions (MS-PS1-3)
These standards are addressed through the discussion of how mixtures are used in our everyday lives and the writing activity on careers that involve mixtures.
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