Acids, bases and neutrals

Duration: 2 Weeks / 6 Hours

After the completion of Topic 3 the learners will be able to:

  • Investigate common beverages by using an indicator [red and blue litmus paper] to determine if they are acids, bases or neutrals; classify each common beverage, record results on a table and draw conclusions.
  • Investigate various household substances by using an indicator to test if they are acids, bases or neutrals; classify each household substance, record results on a table and draw conclusions.

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You will need

Equipment

  • Computer¬†/ Tablet
  • Data Projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Glue

Other

  • Liquids [water; tea; rooibos tea ; coffee; milk ; fruit juices; Fizzy drinks]
  • Red and blue litmus paper
  • Glass containers
  • Vinegar
  • Tartaric acid
  • Lemon
  • Antacids
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Liquid soap
  • Sea water
  • Detergents