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Last updated 04 December 2013, created 30 October 2011, viewed 8,379

Following work on various ways of separating simple mixtures, the children follow instructions to make some alien soup and then have to work out how to separate it back into individual pots of each solid.

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I used this resource as a baseline assessment with KS3 and KS4 EBD kids, who have fallen out of mainstream education. It allowed me to see whether they could handle equipment sensibly, name equipment, choose appropriate equipment for solving a problem and follow instructions. It gave me a platform to explore their prior knowledge and thinking processes.The more able were able to make links to scientific applications.The title is attention grabbing and prompted one individual to ask 'What has this got to do with science ? ' Perfect.

from rainbowhunter, 04 December 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

This looks great, thank you.

from helenpj, 03 November 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

I love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

from judys23, 02 May 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Great resource made the students think. Thank you

from ecashmore, 14 February 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

A fun way to separate materials and a useful worksheet ready to use.

from peel_m, 19 February 2012. Member of the TES Panel.
(report comment) 5 out of 5
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