Classroom Resources: Acids & Bases
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History, Acid Base Reactions, Acid & Base Theories, Strong vs Weak, pH | High School, Middle School
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.
Observations, Chemical Change, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School
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.
Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change | Middle School
In this lab, the students will work in cooperative groups to investigate how to make a scented, effervescent bath bomb and explore the chemistry needed to create them. Groups will test a variety of different variables in order to compare the reaction rate of each sample. Students will use the results to determine which variables are optimal for making and using bath bombs.
Chemical Change, Physical Change, Identifying an Unknown, Acid Base Reactions | Middle School
In this lab, students will perform tests on the physical and chemical properties of different substances to determine the identity of the unknown.
Observations, Chemical Change, Acid Base Reactions, Indicators | Middle School, Elementary School, High School
In this lesson, students will observe a hidden message while understanding simple acid/base chemistry and indicators.
Chemical Change, Pressure, Conservation of Matter, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change | Middle School, Elementary School
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.
Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions | High School, Middle School
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.
Acid Base Reactions, Indicators | Middle School, Elementary School, High School
In this demonstration, students will observe a hidden message while understanding simple acid/base chemistry and indicators.