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Sixth graders correctly identify items as acids or bases by using a pH test, list the common properties of acids and bases and explain the pH scale.
Eighth graders define the pH scale, acids and bases. They distinguish between acidic and basic solutions using litmus paper. Students review simple chemical formulas. They define the subscript and coefficient in terms of chemical formulas.
Students list the common properties of acids and bases. They classify substances as acids or bases, by using pH and litmus tests and are able to explain the pH scale. They participate in a lab activity which reinforce their understanding.
Ninth graders investigate acids and bases. In this pH lesson, 9th graders test, observe, and discuss  natural acids, bases and the pH scale. Students will construct a KLH chart and then use litmus paper to test an acid, base, and water. This lesson includes instructional tips, differentiated instruction, several extensions, and necessary attachments.
Eighth graders explain the difference between acids, bases and neutral solutions. In this chemistry lesson, 8th graders describe the properties of each. They determine the pH of an unknown solution using the indicator paper and pH scale.
Fourth graders compare the color of cabbage water when acids and bases are mixed in. In this acids and bases lesson plan, 4th graders use cabbage water and mix in acids and bases that the teacher prepares before hand. They observe the color change and compare it to the ph scale associating it with and acid or a base. They fill in a color, acids, and bases sheet for assessment.
Students explain why farmers and gardeners may add nutrients to the soil to raise the pH level. They examine the pH scale. They make observations, collect and analyze data and draw a conclusion based on the data.
Students become aware of the environmental problems caused by acid rain and study the pH scale. They determine acidity of local rain water.
Fourth graders make cabbage water to test color change when acids and bases are added to it. They observe the colors of the pH scale and associate certain colored litmus paper with acids or bases.
Students study the properties of acids and bases and develop a pH scale.  In this investigative lesson plan students participate in a lab to study acids and bases and compare their answers. 
What is pH and how is it measured? What happens when acids and bases mix? In an extensive 5E experiment and lesson, young chemists create their own pH paper, test the pH levels of several substances, evaluate their results, develop and perform their own experiment, and share with the class. Note: In order to perform this lab, you will need a juicer, so if you do not have one, you will need to borrow one. 
Did you know that driving 2,500 miles results in an entire ton of carbon emissions added to the atmosphere? This tidbit and others on how carbon dioxide is also increasing in ocean water are the focus of a powerful lesson plan. Participants are introduced to ocean acidification with a video, and then they carry out two investigations  that will reveal the increasing pH of the world's oceans. This is a poignant lesson plan, perfect for encouraging youth to become environmentally aware citizens.
Testing the pH levels of household products and then experimenting with acids and bases sounds like the start of a great afternoon. Children discuss the properties of acids, how they taste, and what acids do. Then, they conduct several simple experiments where they see the powers of acids firsthand. They dissolve a penny, create a cabbage indicator, and see how bases neutralize acids. Full experiment procedures, background information, helpful websites, and a worksheet are all included.
Don't you wish you had the time to type up a study guide for your chemistry class? With this resource, there is no need! A chart comparing the properties of metals and non-metals tops the handout, followed by notes on the reactivity series. Finally, you will find an overview of fossil fuels. Use this as an outline for your lecture or to give a copy to junior chemists as notes or a study guide.
Students review properties of materials and define what pH tells them about matter.  In this pH levels lesson, students determine whether materials are acids or bases using indicator substances.
Students create a presentation about acid rain's effect on rocks. In this earth science lesson, students explain the formation of acid rain. They discuss the effect of elevated pH on various water organisms .
Discuss leavening agents and baked goods. Describe the purpose of leavening agents in baked goods List the four major leavening agents Explain why baking soda is used with an acid in baked goods Identify the types of doughs and batters used i
Acid rain, and how it affects the environment, is the focus of this Earth science lesson. During the study, learners evaluate measures to reduce acid rain, and design an investigation to demonstrate the conection between a hypothesis and an experimental design. 
Learners use litmus paper to begin to discover the qualities of acids and bases. They learn about pH by testing clear liquids for acidity with purple cabbage juice as an indicator. The video Streamkeeper, with Bill Nye, and other video resources (not included), along with observations of a potted plant watered with vinegar solution, illuminate the sources and effects of acid rain on the environment. Cross-curricular extensions and links to useful websites are included.
In this pH activity, students describe the pH scale and explain the initials "pH." Students classify solutions as acidic, neutral, or basic. Students name compounds as acids or bases. This activity has 3 short answer questions and 5 fill in the blank questions.

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