1. Topic-
Mixtures and Solutions
2. Content-
Students will acquire experience with the concepts of a mixture and saturation.
Students will apply math (measuring) in the context of science.


Chemical reaction- The process in which two or more substances combine to make one or more new substances that have different properties than the original ones.
Mixture- A substance containing two or more materials with different properties.
Saturated Solution- A solution in which as much solute as possible has been dissolved.
Solubility- The property substances have of dissolving in solvents.

Soluble- Capable of being dissolved.

Solute- A substance that dissolves in a solvent to form a solution.

Solution- A special mixture formed when one or more materials dissolves in another.

Solvent- A substance that dissolves a solute to form a solution.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will learn by following the scientific method
2. Students will make silly putty by creating a mixture
4. Objectives-
1. Students will practice the scientific method by following step-by-step directions
2. Students will create a hypothesis on whether their ingredients will create a mixture or solution.
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Measuring cup and spoon
2. Stirring stick
3. Mixing bowl
4. Borax
5. Elmer's glue
6. Food coloring
7. Science notebook for note taking
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Introduce science experiment, focusing on mixtures and solutions

B. Development-

1. Model how a mixture is created and a solution is created.
2. Students create a question and hypothesis for their experiment.

C. Practice-

1. Illustrate how important following step-by-step directions is when measuring and mixing ingredients
2. Group students into teams of four for experiment

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will acquire materials and procedure directions on a piece of paper.
2. Students will create silly putty by measuring and mixing ingredients
3. Students will work as a team to complete assignment, conversing through each step

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Photographs of step-by-step instructions will be printed and given for students who need them
2. Vocabulary will be conveyed with an icon for illustration

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Teams will share their question and hypothesis with the class prior to beginning their experiment
2. After teams finish experiments, they will note their data on the board for sharing
3. Students will complete the conclusion to their hypothesis in their science notebook.

G. Closure-

Students will share what they learned from the experiment, and also share their silly putty
7. Evaluation-
Informal assessment will be used during this lesson. Students will turn in their science notebooks for evaluation of the scientific method and following directions

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