Mystery substances: mixed substances

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson  |  RAR

Solve crimes by identifying substances in mixtures. Carry out chemical tests on a mixture of common substances such as salt, baking soda and sugar. Observe and record how each substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Refer to a data table of chemical properties and use it to match mystery substances found at a crime scene. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. Some of the objects in the series are also packaged in two combined learning objects.

Students carry out chemical tests on common substances.
Students observe and record changes that occur when common substances are heated or added to a range of liquid reagents.
Students use data tables to record and retrieve information.
Students use chemical tests to identify unknown substances.

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K to 12
Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6
Learners, Students

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