All the Small Things

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Scholars use sorting cards to try to define a pure substance versus a mixture. Risk becomes reward as they observe the differences and create a flowchart sorting matter into mixtures and pure substances (elements and compounds).

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have scholars work in groups of two or three for all card sorting activities
  • Explain how the Engage activity relates to the rest of the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of atoms, elements, mixtures, element symbols, and the periodic table

  • Includes an answer key
  • Requires no technology or lab supplies

  • None
Common Core