Separation of Mixtures Experiment in a Box
This experiment focuses on the separation of mixtures using evaporation. The materials page can be printed out, laminated and stuck on the outside of the box so that all materials can be replaced for the next group. A dry erase marker can be used by students to tick off each material as it is returned to the box.
The two activity cards can also be printed and laminated and students can write their answers into their books, which will help save on photocopying.
You can choose for your students to just complete the experiment and answer the questions on the first experiment card which contains all parts of the experiment and three questions to answer or you can choose for your students to complete the second card as well which asks students to research salt pans using a suggested website. The research task focuses on salt pans, how they are formed, the largest salt pan in the world, it’s area and how much salt is contained in it.
Also listed are my five other Separation of Mixtures experiments. My students rotated through these as part of our unit of study. My students really enjoyed these activities and the organisation of these rotations allowed me to go from group to group and to observe and assist students as required. Once I had set up the boxes, the 6 rotations were a breeze!