Students are given a little package (or just a couple) M&M's, skittles,etc. and they can choose which questions to answer/share with the group based on the candy color. I like doing in small groups and then sharing out one of thing about each person. : ) More
This activity helps students understand the differences between elements, compounds, and mixtures. They classify sixteen cards into piles of elements, compounds, and mixtures. Then they complete their student activity worksheet to help show their thinking and further distinguish between elements, compounds, and mixtures. Each example card has both text and a picture, which is especially beneficial for ELL students. The pictures are all original artwork.