Magnetic Separation – Practical


Practical experiment to accompany the online lesson Separation of Mixtures.

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magnetic separation practical laboratory experiment


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Practical laboratory experiment using magnetism to separate a mixture of sand and iron filings.

  • Students will develop skills in:
  • Magnetic separation.
  • Optimising experimental method.
  • Coordinated group work.
  • Students will learn:
  • How mixtures containing magnetic materials can be separated using magnets.
  • About the limitations of magnetic separation.
  • 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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