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Separating Mixtures - Sieving, Magnetism and Mechanical Separation


In Primary 6, we have been learning all about separating mixtures. Firstly, we learned all about what a mixture is. In groups, we looked at various different mixtures and had to decide which technique we could use to separate them. Some of the mixtures we encountered needed more than one technique of separating to be used! We investigated mixtures of:

-          Rice, lentils and salt
-          Oats, lentils and sugar and sand
-          Marbles, paper-clips, cubes
-          Sand, lentils and pasta.

We are next going to look at further ways we can separate mixtures over the next few weeks.