Cinderella Separates a Mixture

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An investigation uses a classic fairy tale to teach students about the properties of substances.

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A selection from Science and Children—December 2014

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  • on Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:09 PM

This article starts out with a discussion of Cinderella having to clean up the mixture of lentils and ash that her wicked stepmother created so Cinderella could not go to the ball. Students brainstormed ways of doing this and tried out their ideas. This led to a more difficult task of separating four things in a mixture. The author gives several ways of presenting this activity to the students.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

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