Lesson Plan

Science: Introduction to Acids and Bases

Beginning concepts for Acids and Bases for Younger Students (Grades 6-8)
Michelle B.
Classroom teacher
Cabell County Career Technology Center
Huntington, WV
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
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WV CONTENT STANDARD OBJECTIVE: SC.O.7.2.15 Examine chemical reactions involving acids and bases by monitoring color changes of indicator(s) and identifying the salt formed in the neutralization reaction. 1. Begin learning the differences between acids and bases. 2. Learn the difference between weak and strong acids and bases. 3. Learn why water plays a key role in acids and bases.

 

Subjects
Science
Grades 6 - 8
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2 DIRECT INSTRUCTION

 

1. Have students do the following on the TED-ED:

Direct Instruction: 1. Go to website.

2. Do the following: WATCH; THINK; DISCUSS;     

3. ANSWER THE DISCUSS QUESTIONS  in detail on own paper.

Student Instructions

Direct Instruction: 1. Go to website. 2. Do the following: WATCH; THINK; DISCUSS; 3. ANSWER THE DISCUSS QUESTION in detail on own paper.

 

3 GUIDED PRACTICE

Activity: Assessing

Guided Practice: Answer the following questions on your own paper.

1. What are some things acids and bases are used to make?

2.  How were acids and bases determined back in Greek times?.

3.  How are protons charged? Positively or Negatively? Electrons? Positively or Negatively?

4. What makes a weak base?

5  What makes a weak acid?

6.  Why is water important to acids and bases?

7.  What are strong acids?

8.  What are weak acids?

 

4 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

1. Students will prepare a presentation on acids and basis with regards to these specific criteria: a. What are acids? b. What are bases? c. How do they affect our taste buds? d. Insert your own findings on acids and bases.

Student Instructions

1. Students will prepare a presentation on acids and basis with regards to these specific criteria: a. What are acids? b. What are bases? c. How do they affect our taste buds? d. Insert your own findings on acids and bases.

 

5 WRAP UP

Activity: Presenting

There are three discussion questions on the TED-ED website: Divide class accordingly: If a small class, divide into three groups; if larger class, then divide into 6 groups or more. 2. Give each group one of the discussion questions on this website. 3. Have each group prepare a poster board on the topic answering their question in detail with pictures and examples.

Student Instructions

Under the THINK TAB on the TED-Ed website are the three discussion questions that you answered on your own. When you are assigned to a group, prepare a poster board illustrating your discussion question with pictures and examples

6 EXTRA INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

This step can be added or deleted depending on how much time you want to dedicate to this topic. Students will do the majority of this assignment at home but can use class time to prepare their presentation. Give at least two class periods for students to prepare their presentation then each can present to class. I Have students conduct their own experiments at home and present to class in form of poster board presentation or prezi or imovie presentation.

Student Instructions

1. Watch the video on Acids and Bases. 2. Do you own experiment at home and determine at least three acids and three bases. 3. Prepare an iMovie or Prezi illustrating your findings. Include pictures of your findings and experiments