Magic for Learning and Revision

Join Us
Mixing and Dissolving
Candle wax will not dissolve in water.

Mixing and Dissolving

Let's get mixing in our KS2 Science adventures! We'll do experiments with solvents, solutes, and suspensions, trying to see which things mix together and which ones don't.

Mixtures happen when we combine things, like solids, liquids, or gases. Have you seen sugar disappear in water? That's because sugar (solute) dissolves in water (solvent), making a yummy solution! But not everything dissolves; sand stays grainy, making a suspension. The bits will settle at the bottom.

What's a solvent, solute, and solution? Test your mixing skills with this awesome KS2 Science quiz. How much do you remember?

Click to See How Quizzes Help Learning
Which of the following statements is not true?
There is no limit to the amount of a particular material that can be dissolved by a liquid
Hot liquid will be able to dissolve more of the solute
Water can dissolve more of some materials than of other materials
Different variables affect how much material a solvent can dissolve
A solution in which no more material can be dissolved is called 'saturated'
Which of these materials would not dissolve in water?
Icing sugar
Gelatine crystals
A candle
Sea salt
Although a candle would melt in very hot water, wax will not dissolve in water - remember that melting and dissolving are not the same process
Which of these would help sugar dissolve more quickly in coffee?
Using hot coffee
Using cold coffee
Using cold sugar
Not disturbing the sugar as it dissolves
Stirring, using smaller particles (by crushing, if necessary), and heating the liquid all help materials to dissolve more quickly
Which of these processes would you use to separate salt from the water in which it has been dissolved?
The water can evaporate but salt cannot so it will be left behind
What is a mixture?
A pure element
A material resulting from a chemical reaction
A chemical compound
The combination of two or more materials (substances)
The name should have given it away! Combination means joined together or mixed
When a material is dissolved, what does it make?
A new substance or material
A gas
A force
A solution
Solids can be dissolved in liquids, creating a solution - a solution is not a new substance, however; it is a mixture of two or more materials or substances
What is a suspension?
A mixture created by combining two liquids
A mixture of two gases
A clear solution
A mixture of a solid and liquid, where the solid will not dissolve in the liquid
A good example of a suspension is a jar of muddy water - if you look closely, you can see particles suspended (floating) in the water
What is a solvent?
The material which has been dissolved in a liquid
The liquid in which a material has been dissolved
The particles remaining in suspension
The material left after evaporation
When salt is dissolved into water, the salt is a solute, the water is the solvent and the mixture is called a solution
If you mixed sand, sugar and water, which material would dissolve?
Sand and sugar
Neither sand nor sugar
Water will dissolve sugar but will not dissolve sand
Sieving would separate which of these mixtures?
Salt and water
Sand and salt
Sand and gravel
Soil and salt
A very fine sieve would separate the coarsest sand from the salt, but it would also allow fine sand to pass through its holes
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - What is dissolving?

Author:  Sheri Smith

© Copyright 2016-2024 - Education Quizzes
Work Innovate Ltd - Design | Development | Marketing

Valid HTML5

We use cookies to make your experience of our website better.

To comply with the new e-Privacy directive, we need to ask for your consent - I agree - No thanks - Find out more