Separating mixtures

Duration: 2 Weeks / 6 Hours

After the completion of Topic 2 the learners will be able to:

  • Design and explain the best ways to separate and collect the materials from a mixture [sand; iron filings; salt; ethanol; water; etc.]
  • Use a Liebig condenser/ any other suitable apparatus to demonstrate distillation.
  • Separate ink by chromatography.
  • Discuss one important consequence of poor waste management for the environment.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below

You will need

Equipment

  • Computer¬†/ Tablet
  • Data Projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoint
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Glue

Other

  • Sieves
  • Filter paper
  • Funnel
  • Glass/ plastic jar
  • Magnets
  • Iron / metal filings (or coins)
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Screws
  • Nuts
  • Newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, envelopes, A4 unruled pages, A4 Faint and Margin pages, A5 pages
  • Magnets
  • Iron filings, paper clips, needles, rubbers, pencils
  • Different colours geometrical shapes
  • Heat source
  • Liebig condenser / test tubes, stoppers
  • Glass and rubber tubes
  • Black ink
  • Koki colours
  • Methylated spirits