Do you need differentiated pure substances and mixtures stations activities for your Matter unit? Perfect for a middle school physical science class studying properties of matter, pure substances and mixtures, this resource will help you reach and assess your students in a multitude of ways. This resource includes 7 stations with minimal prep involved. There is a printable version, editable PowerPoint version and a Digital Google Slides™ version that will help you save on time and paper!
The 7 types of stations include:
1. Discover – Students will research information about elements, compounds and mixtures in Earth’s spheres. They will also research chromatography and distillation.
2. Observe – Students will create 2 mixtures (lemonade powder and water as well as sand and salt). They will identify them as homogeneous or heterogeneous mixtures and explain.
3. Experiment – Students will perform a mini experiment where they mix sand with iron fillings and then separate it with a magnet. They will also create a simple filter with a water bottle, coffee filter and muddy water.
4. Write – Students will explain their answers in 2-3 sentences.
5. Create – Students will create a comic strip that represents the difference between elements, compounds and mixtures.
6. Sort – Students will sort building bricks to create an example of an element, compound and a mixture. Then, they will draw their model.
7. Quiz – Students will answer a mix of 8 true/false, multiple choice and short answer questions.
*Each station should take students between 8-10 minutes to complete.*
The RESOURCE includes:
- Digital Google Slides™ link to perform stations online.
- Printable version of stations in color and black/white
- Editable PowerPoint version of stations.
⭐ Pure substances
⭐ Mixtures (heterogeneous, homogeneous)
*Please note that the instructions for stations are editable but clip art, special fonts and formatting are not.*
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