How to Mix Your Own Potions!

Published on December 27, 2022 by

Mixing two or more substances may result in pretty cool things. In this video, Jessi will explain as well as demonstrate the two main types of mixture — suspension and solution. Suspensions are formed when two substances form a mixture from which they can be separated once we discontinue stirring. For instance, a mixture of water and sand can be easily unmixed using some separation technique, such as filtration. On the other hand, a solution is formed when the substances are evenly distributed and cannot be unmixed. Water/sugar and food color/water are some of the examples of such mixtures. The key difference between a suspension and a solution is that while the former can be unmixed, the latter cannot be unmixed.

This video satisfies the 5-PS1-4 requirement of fifth-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can:  5-PS1-4. Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

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