Mixtures & Solutions: Hands-on Edible Science Activities for the STEM Classroom

Mixtures & Solutions: Hands-on Edible Science Activities for the STEM Classroom

Can be used for 4th – 5th, Homeschool
Mostly used with 5th students.

Includes: PDF, 19 pages


Mixtures and solutions activities – Your students will love this hands-on experience to help them learn about the science concepts related to mixtures and solutions.

This activity focuses on helping students develop science vocabulary. Students will explore the possibilities and problems of mixtures in order to get a better understanding. Students enjoy creating their own mixtures, which makes them feel proud and helps to cement the concepts.

Product Contents

  • Teacher’s Guide w/ objectives, vocabulary, materials and technology resources
  • Step-by-step lesson plans for running the mixtures & solutions lab
  • Vocabulary word wall cards in color & blackline
  • Student vocabulary cards (2 versions)
  • Mixtures & solutions vocabulary flip book for science journals
  • Matching activity/game to review key terms
  • Student worksheets for assessment and progress monitoring
  • Answer keys for easy grading

Key Concepts:

  1. What is a mixture? What are some examples of mixtures that I see in my life?
  2. What is a solution to this problem? What are some examples of solutions that I see in my own world?
  3. What makes heterogeneous mixes different from homogeneous ones?
  4. What are solvents, solutes, and how can they be combined to form solutions?

Vocabulary Included:

  • mixture
  • homogeneous mixture
  • heterogeneous mixture
  • solution
  • solvent
  • solute
  • dissolve
  • solubility

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You can also buy this pack as a part of my Edible Science bundle here. In addition to mixtures and solutions, the bundle covers these science topics:

States of Matter & their Changes

Forces that Change the Earth


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Great resource for my students they loved eating and drinking their mixtures and solutions creations. Thanks for creating an engaging and fun lesson.

This was used for our Black History Month Projects. They loved using the materials hands-on to interact with them.


Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen. You could use evidence to show that air was used to expand a basketball or compress air in a needle. Water can also be used to dissolve sugar and water will evaporate salt water. Assessment does NOT include the atomic-scale mechanisms of evaporation, condensation, or the identification of unseen particle.
Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred. You might see reactions such as the burning of sugar or steel wool and fat reacting with sodium hydroxyide. The following properties are only considered for assessment: density, melting, boiling, solubility and flammability.
Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved. Some examples of reactions or modifications include phase changes and dissolution as well as mixing that creates new substances. Assessment does not include weight and mass.
Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.
Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. You can identify materials such as baking soda and other powders or metals, minerals, and liquids. Some examples of properties include color, hardness or reflectivity, electrical conductivity thermal conductivity response to magnetic forces and solubility. However, density is not meant as an identifiable property. Assessment does not include weight or density.


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