Right now in Science, we are studying Classroom Chemistry. I wanted to incorporate a little bit of Halloween fun into our unit! Students LOVED the labs and I LOVED how much learning was happening!
Here are some of the activities that we did:
Next, students worked towards getting their magic potions certificate. They had to follow the recipe that I gave them exactly. (water, staples, sand, salt, rice). Then they worked to separate the mixture so that they were left with only water. This was a great critical thinking and perseverance activity because students had to keep trying, even when their original plan didn’t work. In the end, all groups were successful. The trickiest part was explaining to their potions professor (me) how they planned to separate the salt from the water.
|Here are the materials that students used to separate materials.|
Types of Mixtures:
I created some simple Interactive Notebook Activities to go along with our lab. This way, students can record their learning AND use this information to study for our quiz.