This organizer covers the following eight topics - a list of 18 common acids, a list of 18 common bases, identification & properties of acids, identification & properties of bases, neutralization reactions, neutralization reaction examples, a review of solubility rules, and a review of naming common ions.
This document is a template for the teacher who can then instruct his or her students on how to mimic the organizer on their own sheet of paper. Once completed, the organizer makes a great study guide for students when preparing for quizzes and tests.
Students should each be given one clean sheet of computer paper. The teacher should set up their own organizer along with the students to avoid any confusion. This sheet will also be used when filling out the organizer. This organizer works best if you fill out the information with the student rather than displaying the completed one given in this document.
Students should be instructed to fold their papers hotdog and hamburger (vertically and horizontally) to create four boxes on the front and four boxes on the back. They should then number these boxes 1 through 8 in the top left-hand corner of each box. Students should title their organizer "Acids and Bases Organizer" and write their names on the top right-hand corner of the front page. Once this is done, you can add to the organizer incrementally, supplementing each box with worksheets, textbook problems, labs, etc.
For instance, I would recommend completing boxes 1 and 2 on the first day of your acids and bases unit. Instruct students to label box 1 "List of 18 Common Acids". Then on your own sheet of computer paper write down the formula and name of each acid. The students should copy what you write down onto their own organizers. I would then complete box 2 "List of Common Bases" in the same manner. After this you could give students time to create flashcards or play review games that will help them remember the information they just added to their organizers.
*This document is fully customizable. Any information on acids and bases you do not wish to cover can be removed and replaced with those that you are. Also, this organizer works best for those with a projector. However, you could achieve the same thing if you write on the board what you want your students to write in a box of their organizer.