How can you get a solid out of a liquid?

Today in Year 5, we carried out an experiment to see whether a solid could be recovered from a liquid.

First, we started with some very dirty water.

We used funnels and filter paper to recover the solid.

Look how clear the liquid is now.

The filter paper has filtered out the solid but let the liquid through.

Solids that have not dissolved in a liquid can be recovered by filtering. 

Now we need to discover whether a solid can be recovered from a solution.