Classroom Resources: Acids & Bases


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  • Buffers, Acid & Base Theories | High School

    Lesson Plan: Preparation and Evaluation of Buffers

    In this lesson students will use multiple methods to calculate and prepare buffered solutions with a desired pH. Upon preparation of the solutions, the students will explore differing aspects of buffers including buffering capacity and predominant form.

  • Salts, Equilibrium Constants, Strong vs Weak | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Categorizing, Calculating and Applying Concepts from Weak Acids, Weak Bases and Salts

    In this lesson students will write dissociation reactions to make connections between conjugate acid-base pairs. They will use beaker diagrams in a cooperative group activity to better understand why the pH calculation for a weak acid/base is not the same for a strong acid/base. Finally, students will apply these concepts in a lab in which they will identify several unknown, clear, colorless solutions using factors such as pH, conductivity and reactivity. The activities in this lesson can be used in sequence or as standalone activities.

  • Indicators, Interdisciplinary | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Exhaling Acid

    In this lab students will observe how increased carbon dioxide levels lead to a build-up of acidic conditions.

  • Indicators | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Exploring the Properties of Acids and Bases

    In this lab, students will rotate through five stations. They will explore the properties of many household substances and discover a few properties of acids and bases.

  • Titrations, Indicators, Acid Base Reactions, Stoichiometry, Percent Composition | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: The Egg-straordinary Issue

    In this lab students will determine the percent composition of calcium carbonate contained in an eggshell by using a back titration in order to address a farmer’s concerns about his hen’s fragile eggs. Two versions of the student lab are included, a scripted version, and an inquiry version.

  • Titrations, Indicators, Molarity, Concentration | 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.

  • Buffers, Solubility, Molecular Structure | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Lethal Dose

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

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Titration

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

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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).

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

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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