Brocci Bundle: WQ 09 pH mini Bundle

Brocci Bundle: WQ 09 pH mini Bundle
Brocci Bundle: WQ 09 pH mini Bundle
Brocci Bundle: WQ 09 pH mini Bundle
Brocci Bundle: WQ 09 pH mini Bundle
Brocci Bundle: WQ 09 pH mini Bundle
Brocci Bundle: WQ 09 pH mini Bundle
Brocci Bundle: WQ 09 pH mini Bundle
Brocci Bundle: WQ 09 pH mini Bundle
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Spun-off from my popular series of
Bossy Brocci Math & Big Science Workbooks on Amazon,
this mini BUNDLE on pH contains:
3 Lessons
18 Worksheets
– and Assessment up the A$$!

Individual cost would be $7.00,
but the Bundle price is just $5!

48 slides are printed as
24 LaNdScApE
DOUBLE-SIDED sheets of paper,
with the flip being along the 'SHORT' side or edge.
Most ELA, Math and Science teachers don't have
more than 100 State Tests on their shoulders
- and they enjoy anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to teach their class.
But I've been whipping the State
while teaching an average of 110 students per year
- and with only about 38 minutes for science class!

It's a matter of public record:
I've crushed the State by 17 to 32 points, and by an average
of 23 points over a 5-year stretch.

And I'm North Carolina's 2016 Top-Scoring Science Teacher.

I've done this in a High-Poverty Title 1 school with:
No Teaching Assistants,
No Tutors,
No Remediation Class,
and No Test-Prep books or programs.

So what are my kids doing???

Bossy Brocci worksheets

This pH mini BUNDLE contains the following Lessons and Student Tasks:


Students will:
1) Fill in 60 cells in a Data Trends Table or Variable Relationships Table.
Analyze 15 different Hydronium ion concentrations [H3O+] containing a Significand or Mantissa of 1
Analyze 15 different Hydroxide ion concentrations [OH-] containing a Significand or Mantissa of 1
Determine and Write Relative Concentration as H3O+ > OH- or H3O+ = OH- or H3O+ < OH-
Classify each scenario as being either Acidic, Neutral or Basic – by using the preceding absolute or relative concentrations
Calculate pH from the given Hydronium ion concentration [H3O+] containing a Significand or Mantissa of 1
Calculate pOH from the given Hydroxide ion concentration [OH-] containing a Significand or Mantissa of 1
Discern the pattern for Acid and Base strength, and designate or rank the relative Strength of each Acidic or Basic solution

2) Use their preceding completed Data Trends Table to finish Narrating, illustrating & coloring an ingenious [he says humbly] Graphic Organizer that uses colored marbles and a seesaw or teeter-totter to explain the concept & numbers behind pH, pOH and the pH scale

3) Answer a 34-question quiz featuring 25 multiple-choice questions and 9 fill-in-the-blank questions

4) Be compelled to present their work in a neat & orderly format

5) Be trained to methodically & systematically Understand and Explain pH, pOH, Acidic, Neutral and Basic, both mathematically and conceptually

Now THAT’s what I call ‘putting the w-o-r-k back in WORKsheets!’

Note: These are NOT involved pH or pOH calculations.
There are NO Henderson-Hasselbalch equations.
If you’re looking for advanced or Henderson-Hasselbalch pH problems - - - do NOT buy this product [and certainly don’t complain about their absence if you do buy this product].
Instead, this is a very clear and effective tool for students to understand the mathematical and conceptual basis for pH:
The Coefficient (a.k.a. Significand or Mantissa) of 1 was used for simplicity [it’s pattern, not particulars, that matters here];
Any and many other positive normalized scientific coefficients are encountered and actually more common than 1;
Concentration Coefficients must be positive numbers, because concentration is a measure of a physical quantity that you count or measure: you can’t count a negative number of particles in a beaker!
Regardless of Coefficient, the product of [H30+] and [OH-] will still be 1 x 10-14 - and its pKw (or its negative of the log base 10) will still be 14; and
Regardless of Coefficient, pH + pOH will still equal 14


Teachers have been provided two blank Data Trends Tables to use for most pH inquiry that your class or student lab-groups might conduct. These Tables allow for studying up to 7 samples.
Table A contains 42 empty cells for entering data that covers the identity of the 7 Samples and the:
Color-change result from using Purple Cabbage Juice indicator
Color-change result from using Neutral Litmus Paper indicator
Color-change result from using Red Litmus Paper indicator
Color-change result from using Universal Indicator Solution
Table B contains 63 empty cells for entering more precise data that covers the identity of the 7 Samples, plus the:
A, B or N designation from using Gold-colored Acid, Neutral and Base Litmus Paper – and the corresponding pH range
Universal single-digit & uni-color paper pH or range
Universal single-digit & multi-color strip pH or range
Universal two-digit (tenths) paper/strip pH or range
Universal three-digit (hundredths) paper/strip pH or range
Calibrated pH Meter reading
Conclusion as Acidic, Neutral or Basic

Note: for obvious reasons, there is NO Answer Key for these two, blank, inquiry Tables – because the extent of inquiry and the results are entirely up to you, your supplies and your time. And that means the results are entirely up to you and your students. I’ve merely created a product that helps facilitate pH inquiry or labs, by covering the metrics most commonly available to teachers. Thus, there is NO key – but there is a very handy lab sheet to help your students organize their results.

In addition to perhaps filling out the above, blank pH inquiry Data Tables,

Students WILL:
1) Fill in 34 cells in a Data Trends Table or Variable Relationships Table
Classify 10 Common Substances as being Acidic, Neutral or Basic, based on the provided pH
Classify the Color Change from using Neutral Litmus paper for 8 of those Common Substances – based on the pattern
discerned from any provided results
Classify the Color Change from using Red Litmus paper for 8 of those Common Substances – based on the pattern
discerned from any provided results
Classify the Color Change from using Blue Litmus paper for 8 of those Common Substances – based on the pattern
discerned from any provided results

2) Use their preceding completed Data Trends Table from Step 1, Teacher assistance and good `ol Common Sense to fill in 20 cells in a Summary Comparison Table, comparing various Acid vs. Base characteristics:
Relative Concentration: [H3O+] > [OH-] or [H3O+] < [OH-]
pH < 7 or pH > 7
Red Litmus paper: Stays Pink/Red or Turns Blue/Violet
Blue Litmus paper: Stays Blue/Violet or Turns Pink/Red
Neutral (purple) Litmus Paper: Turns Pink/Red or Turns Blue/Violet
Purple Cabbage Juice: Turns Pink-Red or Turns Blue-Green
Feel: Sticky & Squeaky or Slippery & Smooth (Warning: DON’T touch chemicals with bare hands!)
Taste: Sour or Bitter (Warning: DON’T taste chemicals!)
Check box if they’re in Fruit Juice, and react with Carbonate-based Baking Soda; Chalk; Shells; Limestone & Marble rocks to
produce CO2 gas bubbles
Check box if they’re in in Soap; Laundry Detergent; Ammonia, Bleach; Drain Cleaner & Oven Cleaner, and react with/remove
Grease & Oils

3) Answer a 50-question quiz featuring 46 multiple-choice questions and 4 fill-in-the-blank questions
4) Be compelled to present their work in a neat & orderly format
5) Be trained to methodically & systematically Understand and Explain pH, and designations such as Acidic, Neutral & Basic as they relate to pH; relative Concentrations of [H3O+] and [OH-]; color changes from pH indicators; and readings from pH meters

Now THAT’s what I call ‘putting the w-o-r-k back in WORKsheets!’

Note: These are NOT involved pH or pOH calculations.
There are NO Henderson-Hasselbalch equations.


Students will:
1) READ 8 small selections of Informational Text (Quick Facts) about various dependent and independent variables associated with Salinity and Dissolved Oxygen

2) Convert those verbal statements into mathematical or graphical statements by DRAWING 8 generic Positive or generic Negative relationship Line Graphs on pre-labeled simple axes containing the following 8 pairs of Dependent and Independent variables:
Atmospheric SO2 & NOX vs. Fossil Fuel Combustion
Acid Rain vs. Atmospheric SO2 & NOX
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2) vs. Fossil Fuel Combustion
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Dissolved in the ocean vs. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Marine Carbonic Acid (H2CO3) vs. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Dissolved in the ocean
Ocean Acidification vs. Acid Rain and Marine Carbonic Acid (H2CO3)
Coral & Shellfish Population vs. Ocean Acidification
Coral & Shellfish Population vs. Fossil Fuel Combustion

3) Translate each of their 8 constructed mathematical facts or graphs into 6 verbal statements by WRITING (yes, writing) six SENTENCES below each graph that explain the relationship between the dependent and independent variable – expressed in 6 different ways. That’s writing 6 unique sentences for each relationship in 8 graphs, for a total of writing 48 statements (minus my single example)
[A fellow teacher told me that WRITING something just once is the equivalent of reading it 7 times]

4) Construct a Cause and Effect written Summary of Salinity’s connection to Dissolved Oxygen by ANALYZING each of 8 completed graphs, then WRITING “If A causes B . . . and B causes C . . . Then A leads to C . . .” types of statements

5) Practice – with REPETITION – their mathematical (graphical) literacy and verbal or written literacy, by translating what they READ into DRAWING graphs – and then converting the mathematical statements about the relationship between the dependent and independent variable within a graph by WRITING statements about that relationship in multiple ways

6) Practice – with REPETITION – their skills of logic and reasoning

7) Be trained to understand the relationships between the Dependent and Independent variable – and the difference between Direct (or immediate) and Indirect (or ultimate) relationships, causes and connections

8) Be compelled to present their work in a neat & orderly format

9) Be trained to methodically & systematically Explain how & why Fossil Fuel Combustion affects Acid Rain, Ocean Acidification, and Coral Reef or Shellfish populations

Yes - - - you’ve finally found the elusive antidote
to the kid (usually a boy) who flies through everything.
You know the type:
the kid who half-a$$es his way through your quizzes, tests,
and even breathing - just to get ‘em done.
This is the kid who – after he’s just raced through yet another assignment,
and then been punished for that early & care-less finish
with instructions to go read 57 pages in his textbook –
miraculously returns to your desk six minutes later
- - - proclaiming he’s finished that too.
You know who I’m talking about.
Don’t deny it.
He’s the reason you started carrying a handgun to school - - -
--- to use on YOURSELF.

Well . . . don’t pull that trigger just yet:
the apathetic juggernaut “Little Jimmy” just met his match.
Little Jimmy and the rest of your students will have to translate a graphed relationship between two variables, and then write about that relationship by choosing to use: ‘increase’ ‘increases’ ‘raises’ ‘higher’ ‘decrease’ ‘decreases’ ‘drops’ ‘lowers’ ‘lower’ etc. in 6 complete sentences!
If you’re worried Little Jimmy can write these sentences any which way he can just to get it over with - - -
well . . . he CAN’T.
Little Jimmy won’t have it “finished” until he follows the rules
- - - MY rules.
And that’s because I’ve already prescribed a template for how each and every sentence is to be worded and written – right down to the very order & grammar for every sentence.
That means even apathetic Little Jimmy’s wrong answers must be correctly written before he can turn ‘em in.
And until he does that???
- - - Little Jimmy won’t be “done” with squat.

Now THAT’s what I call ‘putting the w-o-r-k back in WORKsheets!’


Printing should be done in LANDSCAPE and Double-Sided, with the flip being along the 'SHORT' edge


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