Messin' with Mixtures

Do you separate your trail mix before eating it? Then you've been separating mixtures your whole life! Scholars model a contaminated soil sample using trail mix and estimate the percentage of each component. They consider how to clean up the soil by separating out the mixture.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners research different applications of separating mixtures in a journal entry
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires some materials, such as trail mix
  • Builds on prior knowledge from the unit (this is the last lesson a six-part Mixtures and Solutions unit)
  • Learners should have knowledge of percents
  • Includes worksheet and answer key, both available in Word or PDF
  • Lists some troubleshooting tips for the activity
  • None
Common Core