Classroom Resources: Acids & Bases


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  • Identifying an Unknown, Observations, Physical Change, Physical Properties, Chemical Change, Chemical Properties, Solubility, Precipitate, Indicators | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Using Qualitative Analysis to Identify Household Compounds

    In this lab, students will be introduced to common laboratory techniques, safety procedures, lab reagents, and terminology, all while identifying unknown household substances. Students will learn how to use qualitative analysis techniques as a systematic way to identify unknown materials. As part of this process, they will practice careful observation and documentation, as well as identifying relevant physical and chemical properties and changes, including solubility, color change, gas formation, and precipitation of solids.

  • pH, Indicators | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: The pH Scale Animation

    In this activity, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the pH scale and how it is used to distinguish between acids and bases. They will be shown 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.

  • pH, Indicators | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Animation Activity: The pH Scale

    In this activity, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the pH scale and how it is used to distinguish between acids and bases. They will be shown 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.

  • pH, Indicators, Chemical Properties, Physical Properties, Identifying an Unknown | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Pigment pH Puzzles

    In this lab, students will use their scientific detective skills to determine the identity of pigments used in various types of pH test strips based on how they each interact with several solutions of different pH values.

  • Review, Culminating Project, Mixtures, Separating Mixtures, Beer's Law, Concentration, Conductivity, Redox Reaction, Half Reactions, pH, Titrations, Buffers, Indicators, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Alloys, Percent Composition, Le Châtelier's Principle, Enthalpy, Calorimetry | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: AP Chemistry Experimental Evidence Review

    In this lesson, students will evaluate data from 16 simulated lab experiments that were designed to mirror the Recommended Labs from the College Board. Corresponding lab experiments and demonstration options have also been included for teacher reference.

  • Indicators, pH, Acid & Base Theories | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Odorants as pH Indicators

    In this lab, students will observe how the aromas of common pantry items (vinegar, coffee, liquid aminos) change with pH, and relate these observations to their understanding of acid-base equilibrium.

  • Acid & Base Theories, Strong vs Weak, Indicators, Titrations, Buffers, Concentration, Molarity, Net Ionic Equation | High School

    Lesson Plan: Acids and Bases Unit Plan

    The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach the topic of acids and bases to your students.

  • Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Observations, Indicators | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Explorations of Baking Soda and Vinegar

    In this lesson, students complete a series of simple lab experiments to better understand chemical reactions as well as differentiate between chemical change and physical change. Students will also be introduced to the pH scale, and have the opportunity to understand how chemical reactions can be used in real-world scenarios.

  • Salts, Indicators, Strong vs Weak, Net Ionic Equation | High School

    Lab: Hydrolysis of Salts

    In this lab, students will observe the hydrolysis of several salt samples. They will first predict which solutions are acidic, basic or neutral, and then discover the pH of each through the use of indicators. Students will share and compile their experimental results, as well as have an opportunity to determine the net-ionic equations for each reaction.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • Indicators | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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, Equivalence Point, pH | 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.

  • 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

    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.

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