Science KS1: Solutions

In this short film we investigate solutions and how they are formed. We explore how two substances combine to form a solution and what their properties are.

It describes the way that two substances combine when forming a solution and what properties each type of substance needs to have.

It covers the concept of solute and solvents and the role of each in forming a solution. It also explores how solutions can be reversed and the processes for doing this.

Teacher Notes

This short film is an ideal tool to support pupils in developing an understanding of the complex processes of dissolving solids into liquids.

Points for discussion:
· What is a solution?
· How can we form solutions?
· What is a solute?
· What is a solvent?

Suggested activities:
After watching this short film, you could work with pupils to investigate properties of solutions and how solids and liquids can be combined to form solutions.

Can pupils plan and carry out an investigation to find out how quickly sugar dissolves in water and how much sugar the water can hold?

Following this, can pupils make predictions before starting their investigation and develop graphs to show their results?

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant for teaching science at KS1 in England and Wales, Foundation and KS1 in Northern Ireland and Early and 1st Level in Scotland.

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The human body
Keeping my body healthy
Animal life cycles
The food chain
Conductors and insulators
Plant life cycles
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