Science KS1: Solutions

This video gives pupils the opportunity to explore what a solution is in a real life context.

The video investigates what a solution is and how solutions are formed.

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

The video 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 video is an ideal tool to support pupils in developing an understanding of the complex processes of dissolving solids into liquids. It can be used to outline the process and

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

Suggested activities:
Following use of the video, teachers can work with their 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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