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In this problem set, you will learn about the solvent properties of water, pH, pKa and buffering capacity. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.


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student-facing biology science acids bases



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Update Standards?

SCI.9-10.6.E: Science

relate the structure of water to its function as a solvent and investigate the properties of solutions and factors affecting gas and solid solubility, including nature of solute, temperature, pressure, pH, and concentration.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-08-09.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a problem set or tutorial for basic biochemistry. It primarily explores questions for water solvency, pH, buffer capacity and pKa. It is a good review set for students who have completed a lecture and/or reading on properties of acids and bases. The resource is a web link that directs users to a different site where student use independent strategies to investigate the before-mentioned properties. The resource is easily found in the file folder. The web link is easily accessed and the content is easy to navigate through. This resource is beneficial for further independent review and could be used for review or to reteach.
Jeff Christiansen
May 20, 2008
I teach 8th Grade Physical Science in CA. This lesson seems to be for High School Chemistry.

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