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EDITABLE Acids versus Bases Activities, with step-by-step PowerPoint and Google slides for each step, will increase your students’ independence while completing lab activities. This is perfect for every type of learner and especially helpful for students struggling to complete labs independently. These Acids versus Bases Activities were created to be easy to teach and fun to do. All of the activities use materials that are easy to find.

Three hands-on activities are included:

  • Acid/Base Taste Test – Students experience the differences in taste between a common acidic beverage and a common alkaline beverage.
  • Formulating Fizz – Students will discover if changing the amount of a reactant changes the rate of the reaction.
  • Cabbage Juice Chemistry – Students will make their own acid-base indicator using cabbage juice.

This resource is for:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Homeschool Parents
  • Homeschool Co-op Teachers
  • Christian School Teachers
  • Enrichment Teachers

This resource includes:

  • Materials list for each activity
  • Background information for the teacher
  • Instructions for easy preparation
  • Expected results for each activity
  • Student instructions as printable worksheets
  • Photos of each step for each experiment
  • Editable Slides (PowerPoint and Google) for each activity with photos of each step

List of materials needed for each student:

  • 2 Dixie cups
  • Pencil/pen
  • Optional: Blindfold
  • 10 Clear plastic cups
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Teaspoon
  • Permanent marker
  • 1 ½ Cups of vinegar
  • ½ Cup of baking soda
  • Aluminum pie pan or something similar to catch spills
  • Stopwatch or timer
  • 2 Leaves from a fresh red cabbage
  • ¼ Teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 Teaspoon of vinegar
  • ¼ Teaspoon powdered laundry detergent
  • 1 Cup of hot water
  • 1 Zip-lock plastic bag, quart-size
  • 2 Flat toothpicks or stir sticks
  • 1 Dropper
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 White piece of paper
  • 3 Craft sticks

BONUS! Also included:

  • Dancing Peanuts – Free resource from the Institute of Physics with instructions on how to make peanuts “dance” in an acid solution. This can be used as a take-home page for students to extend their learning at home.

Looking for more FUN EASY SCIENCE Chemistry Experiments for Middle School? Check out my other products:

  • States of Matter
  • Discovering Density
  • Solutions and Mixtures
  • Phenomenal pH

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