Type:

Interactive

Description:

An activity that allows students to investigate some of their own questions on acids and bases. For a description of how to encourage students to ask questions that can be answered by experimentation check out Inquiry with Anything at Curriki. An added bonus is a link to the Nature of Science.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Chemistry
  • Science > Life Sciences
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

inquiry, activity, acid, base, experiment, nature of science, question

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

SCI.6.2.A: Science

plan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.6.2.B: Science

design and implement experimental investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.6.3.A: Science

in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;

SCI.7.2.A: Science

plan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.7.2.B: Science

design and implement experimental investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.7.3.A: Science

in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;

SCI.8.2.A: Science

plan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.8.2.B: Science

design and implement comparative and experimental investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.8.3.A: Science

in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;

SCI.10-12.1.A: Science

demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations, including the appropriate use of safety showers, eyewash fountains, safety goggles, and fire extinguishers;

SCI.10-12.2.A: Science

know the definition of science and understand that it has limitations, as specified in subsection (b)(2) of this section;

SCI.10-12.2.B: Science

know that scientific hypotheses are tentative and testable statements that must be capable of being supported or not supported by observational evidence. Hypotheses of durable explanatory power which have been tested over a wide variety of conditions are incorporated into theories;

SCI.10-12.2.D: Science

distinguish between scientific hypotheses and scientific theories;

SCI.10-12.2.E: Science

plan and implement investigative procedures, including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology, including graphing calculators, computers and probes, sufficient scientific glassware such as beakers, Erlenmeyer flasks, pipettes, graduated cylinders, volumetric flasks, safety goggles, and burettes, electronic balances, and an adequate supply of consumable chemicals;

SCI.10-12.2.F: Science

collect data and make measurements with accuracy and precision;

SCI.10-12.2.H: Science

organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from data; and

SCI.10-12.2.I: Science

communicate valid conclusions supported by the data through methods such as lab reports, labeled drawings, graphs, journals, summaries, oral reports, and technology-based reports.

SCI.10-12.3.A: Science

in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;

SCI.10-12.3.B: Science

communicate and apply scientific information extracted from various sources such as current events, news reports, published journal articles, and marketing materials;

SCI.9-10.1.A: Science

demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations; and

SCI.9-10.1.B: Science

demonstrate an understanding of the use and conservation of resources and the proper disposal or recycling of materials.

SCI.9-10.2.B: Science

plan and implement investigative procedures, including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology;

SCI.9-10.2.C: Science

collect data and make measurements with precision;
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
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 2008-11-11.

Component Ratings:

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

Reviewer Comments:

This resource utilizes the manageable steps for facilitating a quick open-ended investigation found in the Curriki resource “Inquiry with Anything.” (http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_VA/InquirywithAnything). In this well-developed resource, the process has been adapted for use with acid base investigations. This procedure could be adapted to any educational level, although as it is written it is best suited for late elementary and middle school students. The procedure involves a combination of individual observation, small group and class discussion, and informal and formal experimentation. The added hints for implementation make this resource immediately useful in the classroom.

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