Innovating Science® - American Chemical Society: CO2 To the Rescue Lab Activity

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Manufacturer ID - IS2553

Students will learn about acids and bases through a class discussion and then test a dilute acid and dilute base with neutral litmus paper to learn how the paper indicates something is acidic or basic. Once that skill is learned they can move on to test some common items that would be found around their house to determine if they are acids or bases. Optional: Extra litmus paper is included to test more items either from home or around the school building for a greater understanding of acids and bases. The activity contains enough materials for 6 groups of students.

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This series of activities, developed by the American Chemical Society through grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, is comprised of a lesson that begins with a design challenge: to invent a small device that could rescue a cell phone that accidentally falls into water. The teacher starts off by showing students a balloon that inflates with carbon dioxide gas as chemicals inside the balloon react with one another. Students conduct a pair of chemical reactions to determine which of two acids react with baking soda to produce the most carbon dioxide gas. Once students determine the best acid to use, they compare the amount of gas produced with different amounts of baking soda. Finally, trying to use the smallest volumes possible, students discover how much of each reactant is needed to fully inflate a small zip-closing plastic bag to see if it can get a model clay cell phone to float.

Kit Includes:
1 x 175g Baking Soda
8 x 25g Citric Acid
8 x 5g Calcium Phosphate
1 x 25mL Liquid Dish Detergent
8 Small Metric Measuring Cups
16 Portion Cups, 2oz
8 Clear 10oz Plastic Cup
16 Clear 3oz Plastic Cups
16 Clear 9oz Plastic Wide Cups
9 Long Pipettes
8 Short Pipettes
24 Small Scoops
16 Tubes
40 Reclosable Bags
1 Plastic Spoon
5 Self-inflating Reaction Bags
1 Clear Self-inflating Reaction Bag
160g Clay

children under 8 yrs. can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.

DOT Info:
Brand Name
Innovating Science®
Performance Expectations 5-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts Cause and Effect
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Engineering Practices Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Box Used 12663SBOX
Width (in) 6.25
Height (in) 4
Weight (oz) 19.9
Weight (lb) 1.24
Country of Origin US
Harmonization Code 9023.00.0000
DOT Description Non regulated

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