Why are chemists so great at solving problems? Because they have all the solutions! Get it? Knowing how mixtures and solutions work makes our lives easier and more enjoyable. Examine the molecules behind mixtures and solutions such as pizza, oatmeal raisin cookies, smoothies, and lemonade in this engaging physical science book. Fifth grade readers will learn all about heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures, colloids, solubility, physical and chemical changes, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on "Think Like a Scientist" lab activity and a "Your Turn" page at the end of the book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.