Bring acid-base chemistry to life with four interactive lab and game stations. Topics reviewed include naming acids, determining acid and base strength, using pH strips and litmus paper, neutralization reactions, and characteristics of acids and bases.
You will get 17 pages of nerd-approved materials, including a teacher guide, student packet, acid flashcards, acid-strength "War" game cards, a quiz, and a detailed answer guide. My students love station days! I use this resource after we have learned about the chemistry of acids and bases in class. It is a fun way to reinforce material before a test.
Duration: Students will spend 12 minutes at each lab station. I divide my class into four lab groups. With an introduction, these stations take about 50 minutes to complete.
Safety: Ensure that your students keep their goggles and gloves on at the stations where glassware is being used. Enforce all rules related to glass safety and chemical safety.
Station Set-up: Set up all materials before students arrive. You will be creating four stations around the room. If a material has the word “several” beside it, place as many of those materials as there are group members on the station.
• Station One:
1) Several acid flashcard packs (print on sturdy paper, cut on the solid lines, and fold on the dotted lines)
• Station Two:
1) Several litmus strips (one blue and red strip per student)
2) 50 mL of vinegar in a beaker
3) One box of baking powder with a spoon
4) Several graduated cylinders
5) 20 mL of milk (any kind)
6) Several pipettes
7) Several 10 mL beakers
8) Goggles and gloves
9) A sink (for easy cleaning at the station)
• Station Three:
1) Several acid/base war card packs (print on sturdy paper, and cut on the lines)
2) Acid/Base Strength Chart (print and place several at station)
• Station Four:
1) At least seven household liquids to sample (Examples include shampoo, lemon juice, bleach, water, soda, vinegar, coffee, window cleaner, milk, liquid soap etc.)
2) Litmus paper (at least 7 strips/group)
3) Gloves and goggles (if the liquids are located in beakers)
Additional Notes: Help the students monitor their time at each station by frequently announcing how many minutes they have before they switch stations. A detailed answer guide and quiz are included at the end of this document. I give my students this quiz the day after they visit the stations to reinforce the material. Enjoy!
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