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!



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personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
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Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


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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