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Marvellous mixtures

Discover the types of separation techniques
in a variety of mixtures

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  • Skittles and sugar dissolving in water
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What really is a mixture?

In this holiday hands-on workshop your attending will investigate all manner of suspensions, colloids and solutions to find out different ways of separating mixtures. Filtration, chromatography, magnetism, centrifugation, evaporation and chemical separation techniques are all explored...are they physical techniques or chemical techniques?

Great for younger kids but older children will enjoy getting involved too!

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Mix and separate all sorts of concoctions

Lots of fun things for kids to do!

Your vacation care center becomes a hands-on chemistry lab for younger kids as we explore the all sorts of mixtures. As this is designed for younger kids we will the experiments step bu step across the whole group as well as demonstrate a variety of fun extra experiments.

Extend them!

The older students can still join in... its not that long ago that these separation techniques were listed as a core junior high series of experiments to do. Book with our holiday chemistry show to produce a fantastic themed day!

mixtures of bicarbonate soda and vinegar

Science Workshop Activities

Slimy mixtures Investigate the properties of this colloidal mixture
Magnetic attraction Use magnets to find fortified iron in a common food!
Filter my water How do natural filters help to keep our water catchments clean?
Strange suspension Shake the bottle and the beads mix...wait a minute... they separate & then recombine!
Hidden colours Apply chromatography to separate inks in the pens
Skittle science Mixtures tend to become homogenous...lets prove it!
Milk rainbow Use a kitchen chemistry to create a swirling colourful mixture as it separates
Lava lamp Combine simple household ingredients to create a retro experiment
Centrifuge spin Make the spinners go to spin out the water!
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  • Appropriate for ages 5 to 7 with a maximum of 30 students per class.
  • Access to 1 electrical power socket and 10 tables arranged around the room.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes


  • $350 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop.
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site.

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For sites outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this workshop can visit your site as part of a regional visit

We don't charge per site as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your office. Most sites tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.
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1300 856 828

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