Classroom Chemistry | Lesson 8 - Winter Sand Recycling

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The activity Winter Sand Recycling can also be found within the Classroom Chemistry - Let's Do Science Bundle. If you are interested in purchasing this activity and more, you can check out the Classroom Chemistry bundle here.

Learn how sand and salt used on roads during the winter can be recycled by separating the components of mixtures! This simulation activity separates a particle mixture into its components and is ideal for grade 5.

After completing this lesson bundle, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and separate a mixture of two or more solids using a variety of methods

Additional resources included with the activity plan:

  • Student worksheet

Additional resources required:

  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Salt
  • Washers
  • Weigh scales
  • Bowls
  • Magnets
  • Sieve, strainer or colanders
  • Mixing spoons
  • Water