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Develop an environmental case study! Elementary learners discover how a case study is used as an analysis tool. The goal of this activity is to show pupils how techniques of persuasion (including background, supporting evidence, storytelling, and call to action) are used to develop an argument for or against a topic. The example they look at is the developing acid rain problem in New York's Adirondack Mountains.
Acquaint your chemistry class with acids and bases by showing this bold and bright PowerPoint. Viewers learn about the characteristics of acids and bases and stop at intervals to answer several questions about what they are learning. Use this on the day that you introduce this topic, and follow it with laboratory exercises in which young chemists observe some of these characteristics up close.
This PowerPoint progresses slide-by-slide through all the facts you would want to deliver about acids, alkalis, salts, and the related lab tests. Each slide has one or two facts about a physical or chemical property or behavior. The diagrams and examples are relevant, helpful to comprehension, and not complicated by displaying the chemical structures or reasons for behavior at a molecular level. Use this as a support to your acid-base lecture. You may want to change the British spelling of "neutralisation" to the US spelling.
Keep it simple with this chemistry assignment. Learners examine an acid-base titration graph and answer four questions about the data. Then they will balance neutralization equations and calculate molarity for several specific solutions. Give this to your class as homework or a quick review before a quiz on acid-base titration.
Simulated acid rain, a dilute sulfuric acid solution, needs to be prepared for this demonstration. After a condensed lecture on acid rain, you will apply the solution to a sample of granite and a sample of limestone. Your young scientists will create a data table in which to record the pH of the acid rain both before and after passing through the stone samples. The lesson is not exciting, but it effectively shows how limestone can have a buffering effect for the plants and animals.
Aside from a mention of a textbook page, this chemistry assignment is a suitable review of acids and bases. It begins by addressing conjugate pairs and acid base reactions. Neutralization and amphoteric properties are also dealt with. The worksheet concludes with two real-life word problems.
Lewis acids and bases, Brønsted-Lowry acids and bases, ionization, and more are covered by this chemistry handout. It serves as a review of a specific textbook section, but will also serve as a nice review for any general chemistry class. The worksheet looks professional and is worthwhile.
This video introduces students to the concept of Conjugate Acids and Bases. The important point for students to grasp, and Sal does a nice job illustrating this point, is that for every conjugate acid/base pair, the weaker the acid, the stronger its base will be. The weaker the base, the stronger its conjugate acid will be.
In the previous video, Sal outlined what happens when a strong acid is put into reaction with another compound. In this presentation, he describes what happens when a weak acid is introduced. Sal explains why Hydrofluoric acid is much weaker than Hydrochloric acid, and shows how the molecules disassociate themselves from the weak acid much more rapidly than they do in a strong acid during a chemical reaction.