Classroom Resources: Acids & Bases


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  • Observations, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Activity Series, Acid Base Reactions, Electron Transfer, Electrons, Predicting Products | High School

    Simulation: Metals In Aqueous Solutions

    In this activity, students will run simulated tests of various metals in aqueous solutions to determine the relative reactivity of these metals. A total of eight metals will be observed in various combinations with the corresponding metal nitrate solutions and hydrochloric acid. Students will interpret the data collected to construct an activity series of the elements used in this simulation.

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

    Animation: Classifying Chemical Reactions Animation

    In this animation, students will learn about 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.

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

    Activity: Animation Activity: Classifying Chemical Reactions

    In this activity, students will learn about 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.

  • Identifying an Unknown, Titrations, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity | High School

    Lesson Plan: Investigating a Suspicious Drowning with Titrations

    In this lesson, students take on the role of a forensic chemist who is tasked with investigating a suspicious drowning incident. Students will conduct a series of titrations on an evidence sample of water collected from the victim's lungs as well as on several water samples from local water sources (lakes, rivers, wells, etc.) Based on their findings, they will determine where the victim actually drowned.

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

    Activity: What are Acids & Bases? Video Questions

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

    Lab: How do Sinkholes Form?

    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.

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

    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.

  • Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Acid Base Reactions | 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.

  • Observations, Acid, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Acid Base Reactions | Elementary School

    Lesson Plan: The Chemistry of Eggs

    In this lesson students will learn that vinegar can react with the Calcium in an egg shell to make it rubbery. First, the students will listen to the teacher read a book about eggs. The teacher will then put an egg in a jar with vinegar and let it set for two days. Students will make a prediction about what they think will happen to the egg, and then together they will investigate the final results.

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

    Lab: Lethal Dose

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

  • Concentration, Chemical Change, Molarity, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Titrations, Indicators, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Acid Base Reactions, 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.

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

    Lab: Is It a Hoax

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

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

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

  • Observations, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Acid Rain, Acid Base Reactions, 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.

  • Chemical Change, Catalysts, Combustion, Chemical Change, Acid Base Reactions | 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.

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

    Lab: Heat of Neutralization

    In this lab, students carry out an acid base reaction to calculate the heat of neutralization.

  • Concentration, Chemical Change, Molarity, Chemical Change, Indicators, Acid Rain, Acid Base Reactions, Equivalence Point, pH | 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, Indicators, Acid Base Reactions | 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, Conservation of Matter, Pressure, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Acid Base Reactions | Elementary School, Middle School

    Lab: Rocket Challenge

    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 | 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.

  • Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Exothermic & Endothermic, Acid Base Reactions | Elementary School

    Demonstration: Comparing Chemical Reactions

    In this demonstration, the teacher will perform two chemical reactions, one will be between acetic acid (vinegar) and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and the other will be between Alka-Seltzer and water. Both reactions will produce gas and will be conducted in a Ziploc bag, causing it to inflate. Students will observe the reactions and analyze the results in order to understand indicators of chemical change. Students will also determine that these are both endothermic reactions based on their observations.

  • Observations, Indicators, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Properties | Elementary School

    Lab: Can a Cabbage Distinguish an Acid from a Base?

    In this lab, students will first determine what colors the cabbage indicator turns in acidic, neutral, and basic solutions.

  • Concentration, Interdisciplinary, Molarity, Titrations, Indicators, Acid Base Reactions | 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.

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