Acids & Base Chemistry Unit - Grade 3 to 6

30 minute video + 9 Printable Experiments + Scope & Sequence + Cross-curricular Teaching & Project Ideas + Curriculum links & more

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A complete unit of work for chemistry designed for Grades 3 to 6

In this exciting program, your students will discover the building blocks of matter and learn about the fascinating properties of acids and bases. With engaging experiments and hands-on activities, your students will develop a deep understanding of the principles of chemistry and how they shape our world.

Following this 30-minute video & student activities, your students will understand;

- the differences between acids and bases
- how acids and bases are used in everyday life
- how indicators are used in science and how to make your own from natural materials
- the pH scale
- that chemical reactions form new substances with different properties

Curriculum links across Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario Curriculum
> The New Zealand Curriculum

Includes 9 printable PDF experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, USA, Canadian & New Zealand curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, experiment templates and a risk assessment template.

Optional materials to have on-hand include red cabbage, water, a container, vinegar, bicarbonate soda, three spoons, cups, nails, lemon juice, soda water, cola, vinegar, egg, balloon, resealable plastic bag, tissues, funnel, turmeric, paper towels, lemon juice, tea, cups, hot water

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  • 30 minute video
  • 9 x Experiment Activities
  • Student Project Ideas
  • Vocabulary List & Quiz
  • Scope & Sequence
  • Cross-curricular Teaching Ideas
  • Common student misconceptions
  • Background Teacher notes
  • Marking rubric
  • Experiment & Risk assessment templates
  • Crossword puzzle & Word search
  • Curriculum links for Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand
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