ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Science (5 - 8)
Title: pH pHun
Description: This is an introductory interactive lesson in which students use the pH scale and perform experiments to see reactions between an acid and a base.
Subject: Science (5)
Title: Acids, Bases, and Neutrals, Oh My!
Description: In this hands on lesson, students will explore using an easy to make indicator solution to determine if household materials are acidic, basic, or neutral. They will also use pH paper to test the solutions. Students will end the lesson by creating a PhotoStory of their experiments and writing about their findings.
Subject: Science (5 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Determining pH
Description: This lesson provides both hands-on and technology-based activities to reinforce measurement of pH. The characteristics of acids and bases are reviewed. Students evaluate pH through the use of indicators in the lab. An enhancement opportunity is provided by using an interactive website. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Subject: Science (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Mystery Powder Investigation
Description: During this lesson, students will work individually to identify a mystery powder. Students will have the opportunity to test known powders with different substances and record observations. Students will develop a plan that can be used to identify the mystery powder (which can be one powder or a mixture of 2 or 3 powders). Students will enjoy exploring the mystery powder to determine what it contains.
ALEX Learning Assets
Title: What's my name: Acid or Base?
Digital Tool: kahoot.it
Digital Tool Description: The students will use the Kahoot! game to answer ten assessment questions on acids or bases. The Kahoot! will be used as a culminating activity to access the students understanding of acids and bases.
Title: Fire Kindling
Digital Tool: Google Drive
Digital Tool Description: Google Drive allows for students to add to a document in real time to share information instantly.
pH pHun is way to get students excited about Chemistry that they can do at home (or school) with items typically found around the house. The podcast includes how to make a red cabbage juice indicator and use it to identify mystery substances as acid, base, or neutral. Recipes for polymer balls and homemade pop rocks are included.