Grades 6-8

Chemical science

In this experiment, students are challenged to determine if powdered drink mixes like Gatorade combine with water to create a mixture or chemically react to create a new substance called Gatorade. Students will attempt to separate the combination by filtration and then by distillation.  Students will calculate the densities of reactants and products to determine if a new product with different properties has been created.

Standards Alignment + Connections

Next Generation Science Standards Connections

MS-PS-1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

Related Science TEKS

Grade 6 TEKS: 6.5C, 6.6B
Grade 7 TEKS: 7.6