Separating Mixtures

This resource, produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, links to the topic area of properties of materials. It looks at the methods of separating mixtures depending on their particle size or physical properties. Containing ideas for activities, key vocabulary and background knowledge for teachers, investigations focus on separating mixtures using the methods of sieving, decanting, filtering, evaporating, distilling and chromatography. It also aims to develop key skills including: working cooperatively, using equipment carefully, observing and recording accurately and understanding a fair test. Poems related to this topic and a concept cartoon are provided to promote discussion and develop understanding.

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