Classroom Resources: Acids & Bases


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  • Concentration, Molarity, Titrations, Indicators | High School

    Demonstration: How to Perform a Titration

    In this demonstration, the teacher will show how a titration is set-up and performed. Also, the teacher will utilize different indicators to show how they work and why they are necessary. At the end of the demonstration, the teacher will also explain how to calculate the molarity of the unknown substance.

  • Solubility, Molecular Structure, Buffers | High School

    Lab: Aspirin Tablets: Are they all the Same?

    In this lab, students will design an experiment to test the time and completeness of dissolution of various types of aspirin in different pH environments.

  • Identifying an Unknown, Indicators | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Indicators of Acids and Bases

    In this lab, students will use various indicators to identify unknown (clear) solutions as acidic, basic, or neutral.

  • Indicators | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Cellular Respiration and pH

    In this lab, students learn how a pH indicator can be used to detect the presence of CO2 when they exhale.

  • Acid Base Reactions, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant | High School

    Lab: Fizzy Drink

    In this lab, students will learn the properties of acid and bases while applying the principles of stoichiometry to calculate the amount of base needed to neutralize an acid completely and produce a bubbly drink.

  • Buffers | High School

    Activity: What are Buffers?

    In this activity, students will complete a card sort that will allow them to understand what makes up a buffer solution and how it works to keep pH from changing.

  • History, Acid & Base Theories, Strong vs Weak | Middle School, High School

    Video: Acid & Base Guys Video

    This video tells the story of how the definition of acids and bases has evolved from Lavoisier, to Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry, and Lewis.

  • Acid Base Reactions, Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Dimensional Analysis, pH, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Limiting Reactant in a Balloon

    In this lab, students perform a reaction between acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate and determine the amount of product formed and the limiting reactant.

  • Concentration, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Titrations, Indicators, Equivalence Point | High School

    Lab: Lethal Dose

    In this lab, students will perform several titrations to calculate the concentration of potentially “lethal” medicycloprophic solutions.

  • Chemical Change, Concentration, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Titrations, Indicators, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Vinegar Quality Control

    In this lab, students will perform a titration of a vinegar sample to determine if it is it close to the concentration claimed on the bottle.

  • Renewable Energy, Radiation, Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Combustion, Acid Rain, Radiation | High School

    Activity: Town Meeting

    In this activity, students will learn about acid rain, gas scrubbers, half-life, chain reactions, and other topics around electricity production through a debate on nuclear power.

  • Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Titrations, Indicators, Order of Reaction , Salts, Equivalence Point, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Titration Lab with Kinetics

    In this lab, students calculate the molarity of an unknown using a titration and also by solving for a dilution.

  • Acid Base Reactions, Balancing Equations, Titrations, Indicators, Strong vs Weak, Graphing, pH, Equivalence Point | High School

    Lab: Titration Curves

    In this lab, students graphically observe a plot of micro acid/base titrations and determine the equivalence point of each plotted curve.

  • Titrations, Indicators, Strong vs Weak, pH | High School

    Lab: Titration

    In this lab, students will learn the difference between strong, weak, and concentrated acids by carrying out various titrations.

  • Observations, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary, Acid Base Reactions, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Acid Rain, pH | High School

    Activity: Investigating Acid Rain

    In this activity, students will investigate the chemistry of acid rain through web based research. Students will also have the opportunity to observe the reaction between a common acid and a material in a week long simulation and relate their findings to the effects of acid rain.

  • Observations, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Catalysts, Acid Base Reactions, Balancing Equations, Combustion, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School

    Demonstration: Stop & Go Gases

    In this demonstration, students will witness the ability of carbon dioxide to extinguish a flame and oxygen to feed a flame. They will also be introduced to the concept of catalysts. This demonstration could also be used as an opportunity to practice writing and balancing equations and classifying chemical reactions.

  • Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Net Ionic Equation, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Heat of Neutralization, Calorimetry, Specific Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Bond Energy | High School

    Lab: Heat of Neutralization

    In this lab, students carry out an acid-base reaction to calculate the heat of neutralization based on experimental data. This lab will reinforce the concepts of exothermic and endothermic processes, system and surroundings, and heat of reaction (specifically, neutralization).

  • Chemical Change, Concentration, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Chemical Change, Indicators, Acid Rain, pH, Equivalence Point | High School

    Lab: Seeing the Effects of Acid Rain

    In this lesson, students will prepare an environment and make acid rain to see how the acid rain effects the items in the environment.

  • Observations, Chemical Change, Acid Base Reactions, Indicators | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Demonstration: Secret Message

    In this lesson, students will observe a hidden message while understanding simple acid/base chemistry and indicators.

  • Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Plop, Fizz: How to Affect the Rate of a Chemical Reaction

    In this lesson, students will react Alka-Seltzer tablets with water. By varying the temperature of the water, particle size of the Alka-Seltzer, and concentration of the Alka-Seltzer they can see the effect on the rate and strength of the chemical reaction.

  • Indicators | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Detecting pH of Commonly Used Acids and Bases

    In this lab, students will use their knowledge of acids and bases to determine the acidity and basicity of every day items by measuring pH using several different methods for determination. Indications of pH may be determined using red & blue litmus paper, pH strips, and pH probes or pH meters.

  • Titrations, Indicators, Strong vs Weak, pH, Equivalence Point | High School

    Lab: Meet The Indicators

    In this lab, students will use their background with titrations to see how different indicators change colors at different pH's.

  • Interdisciplinary, Concentration, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Titrations, Indicators | High School

    Lab: Calculating Acid in Lemon-Lime Soda

    In this lab, students will investigate the molarity of citric acid in a clear, lemon-lime flavored soft drink through titrations with 0.10M NaOH and an indicator.

  • Acid Base Reactions, Indicators | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Demonstration: Another Secret Message

    In this demonstration, students will observe a hidden message while understanding simple acid/base chemistry and indicators.

  • Solubility, Concentration, Acid Base Reactions, Titrations, Indicators, pH | High School

    Lab: Alka-Seltzer & Gas Solubility

    In this lab, students will use a reaction to investigate temperature and the solubility of carbon dioxide and will use a neutralization reaction and an indicator to verify the amount of carbon dioxide produced at each temperature.

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