It’s All About Balance

Contributor: Kaitlyn Aston. Lesson ID: 12517

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your knowledge of acids and bases? Maybe you would like to remain "neutral" and not answer! Take a "balanced" look at mixing acids and bases and what results!

categories

Chemistry

subject
Science
learning style
Visual
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

If you've made it through the previous Acids and Bases lessons, you've seen pennies, litmus paper, lemonade, vinegar, and red cabbage juice. But how can this item help explain acids and bases?

  • What does a balance scale have to do with acids and bases?

Surprisingly, a lot! Substances have the ability to be neutral — neither an acid nor a base.

Pause for a moment; if you've need to bone up on the previous Acids and Bases lessons, you can find them in the Related Lessons in the right-hand sidebar.

  • Did you know that we can turn substances that are acids and bases into neutral substances through a process known as neutralization?

If so, you are one step ahead of the game already! But if not, don’t worry about it, because we can ask Dr. Z to explain how this is possible! Take a look!

 

If you did not know what it means to "make a substance neutral" before watching this video, hopefully you do now!

OK, think a bit deeper.

  • Do you know how creating a neutral substance can be used in your life?

A bit of help will guide you to this answer as you explore the Got It! section.

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