Mixtures and Solutions

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10596

Are you mixed up with science? Looking for solutions? Need to solve them? Using fun videos, lots of online sources, useful experiments, and oobleck, learn about mixtures, solutions, and suspensions!


Physical Science

learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!


It’s like oil and water…

You encounter mixtures and solutions all the time.

You may notice and you may not. The salad you ate for dinner is a mixture. The toys you piled in a toy box are a mixture. The lemonade you drank at lunch is a solution.

What is the difference between a mixture and a solution? Time to find out!

In this lesson, you will explore mixtures and solutions using a fact-filled video, online resources, and mixed-up activities and projects.

Watch The Great Picnic Mix Up: Crash Course Kids #19.1 (below) to learn about mixtures and solutions. Pause the video to take notes using the Mixtures and Solutions - Notes, found in Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar. There are questions to guide you in your note-taking as you progress through the video:


Discuss what you learned from the video with your teacher, then continue on to the Got It? section for some hands-on practice!

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