Separating a Mixture

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Matter: Physical Properties: Separating a Mixture Lab Activity

This resource was created to reinforce physical properties of matter and helps students learn to write their own lab procedure. Students work together in groups to separate a mixture of iron, sand, sulfur, and salt. Lesson plan, handouts, pictures, and notes included for teacher. Entire lab takes minimal 2 class periods, one for planning and one for doing the activity. The lab write up is VERY different than a normal lab. To be honest, I was a little hesitant to try the lab this way (with 7th graders) and was pleasantly surprised by the results. Rather than answer questions or record specific observations during the activity portion, I had students write 6 statements explaining what they did, and accompany each statement with a drawing, showing what they did. My students REALLY responded to this. I will definately be doing this again. I included pictures from the set up, making the mixture, best practices in separating the mixture, and tips for along the way.

Things you need for the lab: iron filings, powdered sulfur, sand, salt, bunsen burner/ring stand, beakers, water, funnels, coffee filters, magnets, plastic sandwich bags, digs or plastic spoons.

This resource is now part of my Matter Bundle, so if you already purchased that one, just re-download!

**I would not do this activity in a grade below 7th. Always wear safety goggles when using Bunsen burners.**

Enjoy! Thank you for taking the time to check out my store. I appreciate it!
CrazyScienceLady
Total Pages
9
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N/A
Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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