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Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques


  • recognising the differences between pure substances and mixtures and identifying examples of each (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • identifying the solvent and solute in solutions (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating and using a range of physical separation techniques such as filtration, decantation, evaporation, crystallisation, chromatography and distillation (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring and comparing separation methods used in the home (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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