Filtration and Evaporation – Practical


Practical experiment to accompany the lesson Separation of Mixtures.

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filtration and evaporation practical laboratory experiment


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Practical laboratory experiment using filtration and evaporation to separate a dry mixture of salt and sand.

  • Students will develop skills in:
  • Practical investigation.
  • Filtration.
  • Evaporation.
  • Using Bunsen burners.
  • Students will learn:
  • How to prepare filter paper for use in a glass funnel.
  • How to filter heterogeneous mixtures.
  • How to evaporate solutions to recover solute.
  • How to identify filtrate and residue.
  • Full prac report format, including discussion questions.
  • Includes detailed teacher notes and answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 7 Science curriculum.
  • 5 pages.


This resource is also included in the Year 7 Chemistry PDF Workbook.


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