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Mixture or Solution? – Cut & Paste Worksheet

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Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 4

Categorize substances according to if they are a mixture or a solution with this cut-and-paste worksheet.

Mixture or Solution Worksheet

Do your students know the difference between a mixture and a solution? As your students are exploring different types of matter, it is important to understand the difference between them. Let’s take a quick look at how they are different.

  • A mixture has 2 or more substances that have been put together but are not chemically combined. 
  • A solution has 2 or more substances that have been chemically combined and can not be separated.

With this cut-and-paste science worksheet, students must look at written examples and pictures and sort them according to if they are a mixture or a solution. This worksheet gives students 12 examples to sort.

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

If there are students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to write a written description of each picture example.

For students who need a bit of guidance, invite them to reference previous assignments, anchor charts, or posters. Additionally, this activity can be completed in a small group or with a peer tutor.

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Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

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This resource was created by Madison Evans, a teacher in North Carolina and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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