Year 2

How can I separate a mixture?

In this lesson, we will be learning about how mixtures can be separated. We will learn three main methods that can be used to separate mixtures. There will also be an investigation which you can either watch or join in with if you ask permission from your parent or carer.

Year 2

How can I separate a mixture?

In this lesson, we will be learning about how mixtures can be separated. We will learn three main methods that can be used to separate mixtures. There will also be an investigation which you can either watch or join in with if you ask permission from your parent or carer.

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Sorting mixtures by hand, sieving and magnetism
  2. Choosing the appropriate method to separate mixtures

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3 Questions

Q1.
What does it mean if a solid is soluble?
Correct answer: It means the solid is able to dissolve in water.
It means the solid is not able to dissolve in water.
Q2.
What does it mean if a solid is insoluble?
It means the solid is able to dissolve in water.
Correct answer: It means the solid is not able to dissolve in water.
Q3.
Which of the following solids is soluble?
Rice.
Correct answer: Salt.

4 Questions

Q1.
We learned three main ways to separate mixtures. They were separating by hand, separating by magnetism and __________.
Correct answer: separating by sieving.
separating by weighing.
Q2.
Which method would you use to separate beads of different colours?
Magnetism.
Correct answer: Separating by hand.
Sieving.
Q3.
Which method would you use to separate sand from gravel?
Magnetism.
Separation by hand.
Correct answer: Sieving.
Q4.
Which method would you use to separate small pieces of metal from sand?
Correct answer: Magnetism.
Separation by hand.
Sieving.