Pill Dissolving Demo

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh that one is the fastest. The teacher demonstration is the second part of a four-part series. The class observes how different pill types dissolve in simulated stomach acid. They determine which one dissolves the fastest.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class suggest other forms of medicine taken orally and whether they would need to be dissolved
  • Make predictions based upon personal experience the order the pills will dissolve
Classroom Considerations

  • To make it easier for the class to see, project the beakers onto a screen
Pros

  • The demonstration has questions for the teacher to use to get the class think about what they saw
  • The resource has a couple of suggestions to scale the activity for more advanced classes
Cons

  • None