Mixes & Solutions
Today, our class explored mixtures and solutions by combining a variety of liquids together. Students were posed with the questions, “When mixing two liquids together, is a mixture or a liquid solution formed? Do the liquids separate? Does a chemical reaction occur?
Students made careful observations at various points throughout the experiment and found that several of the mixtures formed liquid solutions, but after sitting for a short time separated or partially separated so they were able to see the two parts again. Several of our mixtures also had chemical reactions. Students observed bubbles form and one mixture even started to change colors. The class was also really excited to point out the different odours that formed when mixing two liquids together.