This unit is concluded as of Friday March 4th.  Our next unit is Form and Function.  Please go to the Form and Function webpage for your current work.


Science Binder. The following is a list of things that you should have in your science binder for this unit.  Updated as of March 2nd.


This list is now complete.


Pure Substances and Mixtures Title Page

Definitions (a list may be found here)

Heterogeneous/Homogeneous Experiment (a copy may be found here)

Properties Homework (see criteria below)

Particle Theory Note (a copy may be found here)

Filtration Experiment Sheet (a copy may be found here)

Review Questions (a copy may be found here, the answers may be found here)

Saturation Experiment Sheet (a copy may be found here)

Concentration Calculations (a copy may be found here)

Air Purification Questions (a copy may be found here)

Distillation Questions (a copy may be found here)

Temperature vs Dissolve Graph (a copy of the data may be found here)




Other Documents. There are a few other documents that have been used in this unit, they are not expected to be in your binder, but are here for your reference.  Updated as of Feb 13th.


Newspaper Article (a copy may be found here)

Heterogeneous/Homogeneous Instructions (a copy may be found here)

Mix It Up Lab Info (all info may be found here)

Processing Sugar (a copy may be found here)

Processing Gold (a copy may be found here)

Processing Petroleum (a copy may be found here)

Air Purification Reading (a copy may be found here)

Distillation Experiment (a copy may be found here)



SmartBoard Notes. In this section you will find information that was shown on the SmartBoard during class.  Keep in mind that each class may have slightly different notes, but the information will be the same overall.  Updated as of March 2nd.


Lesson #1 Introduction
Lesson #2 Microscope Use
Lesson #3 Microscope Practise
Lesson #4 Heterogeneous/Homogeneous
Lesson #5 Properties
Lesson #6 Mix It Up Lab Instructions
Lesson #7 - #9 Mix It Up Lab Experiments (3 Periods)
Lesson #10 Pure Substances
Lesson #11 Particle Theory
Lesson #12 Filtration
Lesson #13 Review
Lesson #14 Dissolving
Lesson #15 Water as a Solvent
Lesson #16 Processing Mixtures
Lesson #17 Solubility
Lesson #18 Saturation Point
Lesson #19 Concentration Calculations
Lesson #20 Jeopardy Review
Lesson #21 Concentration Calculations Take Up
Lesson #22 Air Purification
Lesson #23 Distillation Demonstration
Lesson #24 Distillation Questions
Lesson #25 Test Review
Lesson #26 Dissolve Rate
Lesson #27 Dissolve Rate Experiment
Lesson #28 - #30 Unit Test


Weekly Quiz.  We will have a weekly quiz this year, in an attempt to help you keep on top of the learning.  The quiz questions are posted outside of my room, as well as here, approximately 5 days prior to the quiz.

See our current unit for your current quizzes.

This week  (February 23rd) No quiz this week - we will be preparing for our test.

Next week  (March 1st) No quiz this week - we will be writing our test.



Assignments.  These are the assignments that have been assigned for this unit.  If there is no due date set, you will not submit it, simply complete it and have it in your binder.

Note:  Dates that assignments were assigned are approximate, as I teach three classes, and not on the same day.


Pure Substances and Mixtures Title Page


You are required to make a title page for the start of this unit. The page must have the words "Pure Substances and Mixtures" on it and at least four relevant pictures. It is up to you to decide what else you would like to do to it.

Heterogeneous/ Homogeneous Experiment


This task involved observing three common beverages with the naked eye, a magnifying glass and a microscope, recording observations, drawing observations and discussion at each stage whether the observations indicated a homogeneous or heterogeneous material.  The worksheet may be found here.

Properties Homework

Due Dec 15

This task involved choosing three random objects, then making an extensive list of properties for each of those objects.

Mixtures Lab Report

This task involves documenting the 8 mini experiments performed in class.  The lab report is to be a full lab report, showing all of the standard sections.  This is your big assignment for this unit.  All information (including pictures) can be found here.

Particle Theory Note

Assigned Jan 13

This was simply a note shown in class to accompany our discussion on the particle theory of matter.  The contents of this note are very important, and it is expected that you have the five postulates memorized and be able to use them for the rest of the year (and beyond).

Filtration Experiment

Assigned Jan 15

This experiment involved filtering a variety of substances and making observations throughout the process.  You need to have the instruction sheet and the completed questions in your binder.  The instruction sheet may be found here.

Review Questions

Assigned Jan 19

In class you were shown 7 questions.  Those questions are to be answered and in your notebook.  The answers are posted here (posted later), it is your responsibility to check them to be sure you have them correct.  Please see me if there is anything you do not understand.

Saturation Lab

Assigned Jan 29 - due Feb 16

This task involved creating a saturated solution of sugar water, then using the measured values of solute and solvent you determined the concentration point of sugar in water.  There were also questions to accompany the experiment, which may be found here.

Concentration Calculations

Assigned Feb 2

This worksheet involved using a mathematical formula (concentration = mass of solute divided by volume of solvent) to determine the concentration of different solutions.

Air Purification Questions

Assigned Feb 11

This assignment was to read two newspaper articles and an advertisement for an air purification system, then you were to answer some questions based on that reading.

Distillation Questions

Assigned Feb 16

These questions were a follow-up to our two day experiment on distillation.  After distilling our salt solution you were to use your dried samples to answer the questions on the worksheet.

Dissolve Rate Graph

Assigned Feb 26 - Due Mar 9

In class you did a series of experiments to compare the dissolve rate of three different solutes in three different temperatures of solvent.  You job is to graph the results in a triple bar graph.  The results may be found here.