Lesson Plan : Acidic and Basic

Teacher Name:
 Trisha R. Pinto
 Grade 9-10

 Acids and Bases
 Words: acid precipitation(acid rain), alkaline, amphoteric, Svant Arrhenius, Johannes Bronsted, conjugate acid, conjugate base, indicator, Ka, Kb, Kw, Gilbert Lewis, litmus paper, Thomas Lowry, neutral, pH, Soren Sorensen, strong acid, and strong base.
 I wish to teach about how acids and bases are made. How you can tell what is basic and what is acidic. I want the kids to know how to identify acidic and basic solutions.
 Explain that the electric force between the nucleus and electrons hold an atom together. Relate that on a larger scale, electric forces hold solid and liquid materials together (e.g., salt crystals and water.) Demonstrate that the pH scale (0-14) is used to measure acidity and classify substances or solutions as acidic, basic, and neutral.
 I would start by asking if anyone knew about acidic and basic solutions. If no one said anything I would start to explain about acidic and basic solutions and how they are made. If someone did say something I would ask them to explain to the class about them. I would give them help if they needed it but otherwise I would let them talk.
 I would hand out premade sheets with the spelling words on them but not the definitions. I would have the kids look up the words and write them down. Before they wrote them down I would make a contest out of it, by seeing who could find the word fastest. The winner of each word would get a prize of their choosing. I would then explain in more detail about how acidic and basic solutions are made.
 Over however long I could teach them about acidic and basic solutions I would do little contests to see who knows the most about acidic and basic solutions. I would write sentences on the chalk broad and have them, in teams, fill in the blank spaces I would leave. The winning team would get a prize of their choosing.
Checking For Understanding:
 I would make them take a written test about the words and their understanding of how acids and bases are made. Then I would use a game to test how they would make acidic and basic substances.
 The day after the test I would have a small contest about acidic and basic solutions. I would ask the kids about what they have learned and if they liked learning about acidic and basic solutions. I would give out the prizes and hope they have learned something from me.

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