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Lesson 28: Separating Salt & Pepper

DESCRIPTION
A salt and pepper mixture is separated using various separation processes.

OBJECTIVE
This lesson encourages students to explore different techniques for separating a mixture of salt and pepper based on physical properties.

CONTENT TOPICS
Properties of matter; mixtures; separation processes

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LIST OF MATERIALS

  1. Salt
  2. Pepper
  3. Beakers, glass jars, or plates
  4. A miscellaneous assortment of items for
    separating the mixture (spoons, paper towels,
    tweezers, straws, balloons, magnifying glasses, etc.)

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Lesson 28: Separating Salt & Pepper

HYPOTHESIS

A mixture of salt and pepper can be separated by making use of physical properties, such as weight, color, and electric charge.