Classroom Resources: Acids & Bases


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  • Concentration, Titrations, Indicators, Equivalence Point, Chemical Change, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Comparison of Vitamin C in Juice Drinks Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will use a color-changing indicator called indophenol and a simplified titration method to determine if vitamin C is present in a variety of store-bought juices. The indicator solution will turn from dark blue to colorless once all the indophenol has reacted with vitamin C in the juices. Students will count how many drops of juice it takes to produce this color change in a 5-mL sample of indicator solution. The greater number of drops it takes to cause the color change, the less vitamin C is present in each drop. They will use their data to compare the relative amounts of vitamin C in the juices to a solution prepared from a vitamin C tablet.

  • pH, Indicators | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: The pH Scale Animation Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    This animation explores the fundamentals of the pH scale and how it is used to distinguish between acids and bases. Students will see everyday examples of acids and bases and where they fall on the pH scale. The logarithmic nature of the pH scale is explained, and universal indicator is introduced as a way of identifying the pH of a substance. There is also a brief overview of the chemistry of acids and bases. This animation was featured in the November 2021 issue of Chemistry Solutions. **This video has no audio**

  • pH, Indicators | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Animation Activity: The pH Scale Mark as Favorite (14 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will view an animation that explores the fundamentals of the pH scale and how it is used to distinguish between acids and bases. They will see everyday examples of acids and bases and where they fall on the pH scale. The logarithmic nature of the pH scale is explained, and universal indicator is introduced as a way of identifying the pH of a substance. There is also a brief overview of the chemistry of acids and bases.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Classifying Chemical Reactions Animation Mark as Favorite (35 Favorites)

    This animation explores some of the ways to classify different types of chemical reactions. It covers synthesis (combination), decomposition, single replacement (single displacement), double replacement (double displacement), combustion, and acid-base neutralization reactions. This animation was featured in the November 2020 issue of Chemistry Solutions. **This video has no audio**

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Animation Activity: Classifying Chemical Reactions Mark as Favorite (46 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will view an animation that explores some of the ways to classify different types of chemical reactions. The animation covers synthesis (combination), decomposition, single replacement (single displacement), double replacement (double displacement), combustion, and acid-base neutralization reactions.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: What are Acids & Bases? Video Questions Mark as Favorite (25 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will watch a video and answer questions about acids and bases. They will learn about characteristics of acids and bases, the pH scale, and the role of acids in biochemistry.

  • Concentration, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, pH | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Would You Drink it? Mark as Favorite (24 Favorites)

    In this activity, students are provided with data regarding the water quality at multiple locations throughout a city. Students will determine which location should be prioritized for cleaning of contaminates. Students will utilize Claim Evidence and Reasoning (CER) to develop a claim that is supported by the data provided.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: How do Sinkholes Form? Mark as Favorite (40 Favorites)

    In this lab students will learn how acidic groundwater reacts with limestone, causing it to erode. Sinkholes form when eroded limestone underneath the surface of the earth can no longer support the ground above it. Students will test how acid reacts with a variety of rocks and determine which rocks would be best to build a city on top of in order to reduce the chance of sinkholes forming.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Acid & Base Guys Video Questions Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video about the history of acids and bases. They will learn about the evolution of these theories, from Lavoisier to Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry, and Lewis.

  • Indicators, Interdisciplinary | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Exhaling Acid Mark as Favorite (31 Favorites)

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

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Indicators of Acids and Bases Mark as Favorite (28 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

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

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Acid & Base Guys Video Mark as Favorite (55 Favorites)

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

  • Chemical Change, Strong vs Weak, Salts, Acid & Base Theories, Ions, Conductivity, Mixtures | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Why Drink Gatorade? Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    In this lesson, students will test different flavors of Gatorade and other liquids to investigate acids and bases. This will take several days unless students already know about acids and bases.

  • Physical Change, Chemical Change, Identifying an Unknown, Acid Base Reactions | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Is It a Hoax? Mark as Favorite (14 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will perform tests on the physical and chemical properties of different substances to determine the identity of the unknown.

  • 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 Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    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.

  • Freezing Point, Melting Point, Phase Changes, Physical Change | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Stearic Acid Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students investigate how stearic acid undergoes a phase change from solid to liquid and back from liquid to solid. Temperature readings will be collected at one-minute intervals once the acid melts, the heat escapes, and the acid cools. Students are introduced to the idea that energy loss does not always result in a continuous temperature drop.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Secret Message Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

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

  • Chemical Change, Pressure, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Conservation of Matter | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Rocket Challenge Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will have the opportunity to construct a rocket, with the challenges of both designing it and preparing a chemical reaction for its “fuel” in order to propel the rocket over the furthest distance. Students will investigate available materials, quantities and ratios during allotted planning and testing phases. Student will record their plans, modifications and designs during the process. The lab will culminate with a competition amongst students to see whose rocket will travel the longest distance.

  • Mixtures, Acid Rain, Interdisciplinary, Chemical Properties | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Environmental Problems Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students are presented with an environmental problem to solve using important concepts of chemistry, which involves a lake with deteriorating water quality.

  • 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 Mark as Favorite (50 Favorites)

    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 | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Detecting pH of Commonly Used Acids and Bases Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    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.

  • Chemical Change, Acid & Base Theories, Indicators, Solubility Rules, Gas Laws, Pressure | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Chemistry of Pop Rocks Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will determine the pH of several liquids with litmus paper or a pH probe. Next, students will explore how pH affects the production of gas with Pop Rocks. Students will also investigate how Charles’ Law affects Pop Rocks. Finally, students will design their own experiment with Pop Rocks.

  • Chemical Change, Physical Change, Observations, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary, Chemical Change | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Break It Down! Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    In this lab, students will examine the physical and chemical changes that take place within a landfill by composting leftover fruits and vegetables from their lunches. They will also record pH and temperature measurements during the process.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Another Secret Message Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

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

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