ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Credit Recovery 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: Credit Recovery Science (5), or 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.
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.