Classification of Matter Lab: Separate Iron from Cereal

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EASY MATERIALS and EASY PREP lab for elements, compounds, and mixtures!

Grades 6 and Up

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An engaging lab for elements, compounds, and mixtures! This investigation puts a CLASSIFYING MATTER spin on the popular separating iron from breakfast cereal lab. 

In this activity, students use simple supplies to separate out the iron from breakfast cereal. This is possible because cereal is a MIXTURE. This is the same procedure that is commonly used. However, this resource focuses on highlighting the ELEMENTS, COMPOUNDS, and MIXTURES in cereal.

This resource includes:

  • Background information
  • Clear and easy-to-follow procedure
  • Analysis section that includes two CER (claims, evidence, reasoning) to complete
  • Answer key

Materials: triple beam balance or digital scale, breakfast cereal (we use Cheerios or Total), sandwich bag, plastic water bottle, magnet, graduated cylinder, funnel (can be substituted with rolled paper)

NGSS Standards:

  • MS-PS1-1
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: Planning and carrying out investigations; Engaging in argument from evidence

Teacher Notes:

  • This Classification of Matter Lab is not editable.
  • Answer key included.
  • Get this lab at a discount in our Classifying Matter Unit!

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