Acids and Bases

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Once I told a chemistry joke, but there was no reaction. A STEM lesson plan using the inquiry method covers the topics of acids and bases. Young chemists find the pH of substances; measure and classify substances; design a question and experiment; record and graph the data from their own experiment; and analyze the result for a class presentation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use a pre-assessment to group pupils with similar abilities
  • Extend the introduction of this lesson by explaining the difference in strong versus weak acids and bases, high versus low concentrations, and acidic versus basic descriptions
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson fits well during a unit on matter, focusing on acids and bases
  • As with many inquiry lessons, the estimated duration of lesson can vary significantly

  • Provides modifications for differentiation
  • Pre-assessment is a hands-on experiment
  • Comes with possible investigation questions

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