Innovating Science® - Distance Learning: Introduction to Chemical Properties

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Manufacturer ID - IS1517

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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How do scientists identify unknown chemicals? What makes one solution different from another? This activity will help students answer these questions, and understand the impact different chemicals can have when added to various solutions. Students will test four unknown solutions and determine their identity by comparing their chemical properties to a variety of known samples. Kit contains an Instruction Guide and enough materials for 2 groups of students.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-1; MS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-2
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns; Scale, Proportion and Quantity
Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models; Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Kit Includes:
6 mL Acetic acid, 1.0 M
6 mL Ammonium hydroxide, 1.0 M
6 mL Cupric sulfate, 0.1 M
6 mL Hydrochloric acid, 0.1 M
6 mL Sodium bicarbonate, 0.1 M
6 mL Sodium carbonate, 0.1 M
6 mL Sodium hydroxide, 0.1 M
6 mL Bromothymol blue indicator
3 mL Unknown A
3 mL Unknown B
3 mL Unknown C
3 mL Unknown D
2 Preprinted acetate sheets

DOT Info:
Small quantity exemption 173.4
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only

*"Next Generation Science Standards" is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
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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