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Marvellous Mixtures

Marvellous Mixtures

Explore different types of mixtures and ways of separating them

What really is a mixture?

In this hands-on science workshop, your primary students will investigate all manner of suspensions, colloids and solutions and explore different ways of separating mixtures including filtration, chromatography, and magnetism. Are these physical techniques or chemical techniques?

Available as a primary school science incursion within Australia or as a LIVE video conference to any school around the globe!

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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the same curriculum points will be covered, but the activities may vary from those listed for face-to-face incursions.
  • Our online classes include demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on activities (you will receive a materials list upon booking).
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

If you connect with us via Zoom

NSW Science Syllabus Content
A student:

identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties

identifies that materials can be changed or combined

describes how the properties of materials determine their use

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044)

Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045)

Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)

Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (VCSSU060)

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (VCSIS065)

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School Testimonials


Carey Baptist Grammar School

I would like to thank you very much for organising this incursion for us. Ben was fantastic. He was very engaging and the experiments were interactive and appealed to students’ interests. Ben exposed the students to new vocabulary and explained the science concepts in a comprehensive manner. Many thanks, we would definitely book this again!

St Andrews Malabar

The experiments were great!

Science Show Activities

Filter my water

How do natural filters help to keep our water catchments clean?

Disappearing water

Where did it go? And how can we get it back?

Magnetic attraction

Use magnets to find fortified iron in a common food!

Kitchen chemistry

Mix up some colourful science experiments and watch them change!

Strange suspension

Shake the bottle and the beads mix...wait a minute... they separate & then float back together!

Ink chromatography

Find the hidden colours in marker ink.

Salty science

How can we take the salt out of saltwater?

Slime (90 min program)

Really, who doesn't like slime?

Sugar dissolving in the middle of a white plate, surrounded by 3 dissolving skittles that are forming a cross-shaped pattern

Posts about this school science incursion on mixtures

A student watching a purple liquid fizz


Appropriate for Years K to 2 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 or 90 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you’d like us to cover.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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Go further – Complete Units of Work to support your teaching!

Hours of High-Quality videos, printable experiments, quizzes, vocabulary lists,
Scope & sequences, cross-curricular teaching ideas,  marking rubrics & more
Save time & engage students in STEM

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Did you know about our larger stage shows?

Designed to engage groups of up to 240 students, pair this workshop with one of these school favourites!

Big Science Big Fun

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Destination Moon

Food Science Show

Deep Blue Oceans


$495 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop or $540 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop.

Available as an online class anywhere in the world.
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Go further with the Mixtures Unit of Work

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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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