Messy and Gross = Fun Learning! This is an activity on mixtures that has a worksheet component and a lab activity. On the worksheet students have to define mixtures and compounds, research main ingredients of common mixtures, and brainstorm ideas on how to separate some listed mixtures based on physical properties.
The lab component is an activity that requires students to create a mixture at home and bring to school in a ziploc bag to use for the lab. There is a worksheet where they record their findings as they work to separate the mixtures in the bags into component parts based on physical properties. Students work in groups on a mixture that is not their own.