We want students to understand that a solution is a special type of mixture, where the two substances mix evenly, taking properties from one another.
We will explore mixtures and solutions further in our science lab, allowing the students to create various types of mixtures. This will allow them to see the steps that it takes to create a mixture, and how those differ from the steps required to make a solution.
We hope that they can begin to use the words 'mixture' and 'solution' at home to describe items they use daily. (This is especially common in the kitchen!)