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Science Activity 1

Title: Describing Mixtures


Materials: 3 small clean bottles with water, sugar, sandy soil, flour
Procedure:
1. Label the bottles A, B and C.
2. Fill half of each bottle with water. Put a spoonful of sugar into the bottle
A. Label it Sugar. Stir the mixture and taste the water.
3. Put a spoonful of flour. Label it Flour. Stir the mixture.
4. Put two spoonfuls of sandy soil into Bottle C. Label it Sandy Soil.
5. Observe the particles of the substances added to the water in each
bottle. Look at the color of each mixtures.
6. Record your observations. Use the table below.

Substance Mixed with Color of Mixture Effect of Water in the


Water Mixture
1. Sugar
2. Flour
3. Sandy Soil
What have you observed?
1. What happened to the particles in each mixture?
BottleA

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BottleB

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BottleC

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2. What is the color of each kind of the three mixtures?

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3. In which mixture did the added substance spread evenly?

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4. Which substance sank to the bottom of the bottle?

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