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Station 1: Mixtures

We see different types of solutions every day. Can you use the items at this station
as examples for the following terms?
For each term, sketch an example that you see and explain how you know it is a
good example.

Term

Sketch

Explanation

Heterogeneo
us

Pure
Substance

Homogenou
s

Emulsions
Can you identify the emulsifying agent in the two remaining solutions that you
DID NOT include in the table above using the technology at this station?
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Station 2: Dissolving
How much can we dissolve? There are several factors that we discussed that
could speed up the process of dissolving. Lets use what we know to dissolve
the most drink mixture into water.
Hot Chocolate
Predict

Observe

Explain

Kool-Aid
Predict

Observe

Explain

Station 3: Eggcellent Measurements


1. You are challenged to find the density of an egg at this station. Using
the story of Archimedes, can you think of a way to determine the
volume?
Once you have determined the mass and volume, determine the
density!
Mass

Show your calculations:

Volume
Density
2. Can you explain how you determined the volume of the egg?
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3. Can you determine which beaker (labelled A or B) is filled with salt
water using the egg? Explain how you know which beaker contains
salt. Discuss what you know about density and buoyance to help you
answer this question.
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Station 4: Viscosity
Determine the flow rate of the substances at this station.
1. Set up the ramp to do your test! Take a piece of plastic wrap the big
enough to cover the paper taped to the cookie sheet. Tape the plastic
wrap tightly over the paper. If there is already plastic wrap over the
paper, remove it and replace it.
2. Select someone to be a timer. The timers job is to watch the fluid like
a hawk. Start the timer as soon as the fluid is poured onto the cookie
sheet. Stop the timer as soon as the fluid passes the line drawn on the
ramp.
3. Select a pourer. The pourers job is to pour out the fluid at the top of
the ramp. It is important to pour out all of the fluids as fast as possible.
4. Select a measurer. The measurers job is to measure out the same
amount of each substance and prepare it for the pourer.
5. Select a recorder. The recorder must fill out the table below with the
data collected from the experiment.

Substance

Prediction

Flow rate
(in
seconds)

Observation

Discussion Questions
1. Which fluid was the MOST viscous? How do you know?
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2. Which fluid was the LEAST viscous? How do you know?
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3. Use the particle model of matter to explain your results?
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Station 5: WHMIS
Its time to do some cleaning up. Its important to dispose and store
chemicals properly. Categorize the items at this station based on their
WHMIS symbol. Hint: Can you locate the symbol on the label?
What does WHMIS stand for?
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What is the
product?

Draw Symbol

What does this symbol mean?

Can you list 2 DIFFERENT WHMIS symbols that you did not see in the
examples and draw their symbol and explain what the symbol is warning you
about?
Draw symbol

What does this symbol mean?

Station 6: Pressures in the Pipes


Man! Im thirsty. I am sure glad Im able to have water coming straight to my
house.
Using the knowledge you have about transport of fluids and fluid pressure,
construct a pipeline (straws) that travels from the water treatment plant to
your house that will have the LEAST amount of water pressure. Secure your
pipeline to the construction paper at this station AND draw exact replica on
the following page.
You are only able to use the materials listed below:

6 straws
40cm of tape

Discussion Questions
1.) Provide an explanation of your groups pipeline. Be sure to include
why your group thinks that this pipeline will have low pressure and
provide proof as to how you know it will have low pressure.
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2.) Name two things that could increase the amount of pressure in your
pipeline. Why would these improve the pressure?
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Water
Treatment
Plant (start)

Your
House
(finish)