Grade 5 Science
Week Five Lessons
This week we will be comparing mixtures and solutions. Don’t forget when teaching mixtures and solutions to have students observe the physical properties of each substance before and after you mix them together, and after you separate the mixtures and solutions. Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can find something to help make planning this year a little, or a lot, easier!
(C) demonstrate that some mixtures maintain physical properties of their ingredients such as iron filings and sand; and Supporting Standard
(D) identify changes that can occur in the physical properties of the ingredients of solutions such as dissolving salt in water or adding lemon juice to water. Supporting Standard
“I can” Statements:
I can demonstrate that some mixtures maintain the physical properties of their ingredients.
I can identify changes that occur in the physical properties of the ingredients of solutions.
Monday – What can you do if you do not like the raisins in your cereal?
Tuesday – What is the difference between a mixture and a solution?
Wednesday – How can you separate solutions?
Thursday – How does the salt separated from water look compared to salt from a shaker?
Friday – Why is lemonade powder in water considered a solution, and sand in water considered a mixture?
Word Wall Words:
Lesson Ideas and Materials:
Science Wall Complete each day with your choice of word wall words.
(Monday) Attention Grabber activity: Mixtures and Solutions Snack. Introduce Word Wall Words for the Week and ask students what they think it means. Complete the first 2 columns of a Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Mixtures and Solutions
(Tuesday) Students will read an informational text about Mixtures and Solutions and complete a graphic organizer to process the information. Complete the second column of the Word Wall Builder Chart. –All this is in the Science and Literacy Mixtures and Solutions
(Wednesday) Students will complete a summary writing with key terms from Tuesday’s reading. –Science and Literacy Mixtures and Solutions. Complete the Mixtures and Solutions notes and writing prompt in the notebook. –Force, Motion, Matter, and Energy Interactive Science Notebook
(Thursday) Separating Mixtures and Solutions Lab day! Complete the critical thinking activity after the lab. –Science and Literacy Mixtures and Solutions Have students make a T-chart comparing the physical properties of fresh salt to the salt that is left from evaporating the water. Compare fresh sand to the sand separated from the water.
(Friday) Have the students write a paragraph explaining (proving) why this statement is incorrect: “The field of red, purple, yellow, and pink daisies was a beautiful mixture of flowers, a solution that cannot and should not be separated.” A labeled illustration would help explain it. Complete the Mixtures and Solutions Anchor Chart- Matter and Energy Anchor Charts as a class. The students can fill in their printable poster, and you can make one on chart paper to hang up around the room. Complete the vocabulary pages that were not completed through the week.
During extra class time each day, complete the Physical Science Vocabulary pages that accompany this week’s learning.
The following links to the pretty PDF of this lesson plan.
Need materials for younger grades?
The materials in this lesson are intended for 5th graders in Texas, but are taught in a way that they could be easily modified for younger and older grades.
Here is what I have for matter and energy so far.