Separation Experiment

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Introduction: Separation Experiment

This experiment will show us various kinds of separation of food particles/ingredients

Materials:

Chicken Noodle Soup (cooked as instructed)

3 clear plastic cups

1 small strainer

1 piece of coffee filter

Step 1: Cook Your Chicken Noodle Soup

Cook the chicken noodle soup packet based on the instruction, let it cool it down for about an hour.

Step 2: Hand Separation

Pour the cooked chicken noodle soup packet on to the first cup. Then, slowly pour it on to the second cup with the strainer. The strainer will prevent the noodles to go with the soup. This process is called hand separation: a method of separating a mixture using your hands , in this case we are using the strainer to separate the two ingredients.

Step 3: Gravity Separation

Now, the soup is on the second cup. We need to wait for the gravity separation: a method of separating two ingredients such as a suspension, where the food particles will either sink on the bottom or rise up top based on their density. This will take about 12 hours

After we can see on the top, some oil build up. Because oil and water don't mix and the soup is much yellowish.

Step 4: Filtration

Pour the soup on to the 3rd cup with a piece of coffee filter. You will need to wait for 12 hours. And the liquid separate from the soup particles. This process is called filtration. Filtration is a method of separation that is filtering fine particles from a base.

Step 5: Conclusion

In conclusion, we are able to see that you can separate 3 ingredients using three different methods of separation

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    Nice! I wouldn't have thought of using gravity for separation :)