Mixtures and Solutions for Special Education Chemistry PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages 250 pages plus 54 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on Mixtures and Solutions contains 250 pages and 54 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit addresses the main characteristics of mixtures and solutions including filtration, saturation, and solubility, in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on what makes something a mixture or a solution.


There are 2 experiments included that are safe and do not require heat to complete. One looks at separating mixtures and one looks at different solubilities.


In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


*****This unit has digital versions of the printable activities. There are 54 google slides and a movie version of the book.



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Mixtures and Solutions Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 13 days of lesson plans
  • Mixtures and solutions activities in color
  • Mixtures and solutions activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Mixtures and Solutions book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Mixtures and Solutions Activities


  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • Filtration word map (includes digital version)
  • 2 Experiments (includes digital version)
  • Fill-in-the-blank close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Word search
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)



Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.