This card sort
is for practicing the differentiating of elements, compounds, and mixtures
on the most bast level. By using shapes to represent elements, students can then identify elements, compounds, mixture of elements, mixture of compounds, or mixture of elements and compounds based on the shapes' combinations and layout.
The card sort comes with 30 cards... 5 sets of 6 cards. The answer side of the card is faded so that it does not show through. The answer side will display if the card is an element, a compound, mixtures of elements, mixtures of compounds, or mixture of elements and compounds. Using cardstock paper works best for the cards... for durability, and so that even the faded answers don't show through.
Teachers, there are multiple ways to present this practice to students. Make a class set and put the cards into sandwich bags. Make only one set and use it as a station. You can always make it as I've shown in the pictures and have every student have a set in their science journals.
The great part about this card sort is that there are five envelope cut-outs provided for each card set. These envelopes hold each set of cards and these envelopes can be glued onto a page in the journal as shown in the picture above. (I prefer double-sided tape!)
Each envelope has an image that represents the set of cards. The top flap of the envelope is also labeled.
A Directions Cut-Out is also provided just in case you'd like to have one provided for each baggie or if you'd like to make it part of the journal activity like the one in the picture.
Using card stock paper for the cards works the best! Be sure to print cards two-sided! Let me know what you think! Thanks!
Science TEKS 6.5C
Element, Compound, and Mixture Basics Study Guide
PowerPoint: A Basic Understanding of the Periodic Table
Periodic Table Groups Foldable
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