ABC: Acid Base Chemistry

This ABC: Acid Base Chemistry unit also includes:

Bubble, bubble, boil and trouble! What causes common substances like baking soda and vinegar to react the way they do? Welcome your junior chemists to the wonders of acid-base chemistry using a comprehensive and fun resource. Engage them through litmus paper testing of common substances and a student-designed investigation into water quality.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate real-world information into the class' discovery of pH in the natural world by showing your town or city's annual water quality report
  • It is common for seventh grade science pupils to have misconceptions about this subject matter, particularly acids; provide physical examples of acids they encounter every day in the foods they eat and products they use to back up the Gizmo presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • A subscription is required to use all Discovery Learning videos and Gizmo presentation
  • Be sure to pull together all materials required for labs and demonstrations in advance
Pros

  • The potion demonstration provides a fantastic display of the concepts contained in the upcoming weeks of learning
  • Testing soil and water pH brings a real-world element to the subject matter
  • The included printable materials and video suggestions make this framework easy to execute
Cons

  • None