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Acids & Bases


Introduction to chemical reactions for beginner students. Includes a color reader, student activity pages, and pre-measured test tubes with non-toxic chemicals for the experiment.

*this kit requires safety glasses, beakers, a test tube rack, and transfer pipettes from the equipment starter kit (sold separately).

20 in stock

In the Acids & Bases kit, students will discover that acids and bases are two types of molecules that have different properties. Sour molecules, such as those in lemons, are often acids; and molecules that are slippery, such as those in soap, are often bases. Acid molecules contain an “H” group made of one hydrogen atom. Base molecules contain an “OH” group made of an oxygen atom bonded to a hydrogen atom. “H” groups and “OH” groups give acids and bases their different properties.

Students read a full-color reader with fun illustrations. The reader includes a pronunciation guide for scientific terms. Students then work through a short hands-on experiment in the student activity notebook learning about how acid-base reactions.  Students are encouraged to play with other household items and explore acids and bases on their own. The student notebook provides question prompts for students to ask and then answer their own questions about molecules.

Inside the box:

  • 24 page full-color Reader (Lexile-Scored 250: for reading level 1-3, interest level 2-5).
  • student activity pages with assembly instructions
  • a tube of soap
  • a tube of citric acid
  • a tube of freeze dried coffee
  • a tube of baking soda
  • a set of 5 stickers
  • a bag with 10 strips of litmus paper
  • QR code for the step-by-step video tutorial where Dr. Woodbury shows your student “how to RATATAZ” the lesson.

*This box requires equipment from the equipment starter kit (sold separately) and included with the What is Chemistry? box.


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