Experimenting with Acids and Bases

Experimenting with Acids and Bases

Teach children about the basics of chemical reactions between acids and bases in this fun activity you can do at home!

Activity Duration

1 hour

Preparation Time

30 minutes

Estimated Cost of Materials

$10 USD

Audience Age

6 – 12

Topic

Acids & Bases

Languages

English

Details

 In this Activity Kit, children will get familiar with the properties of acids and bases by exploring what happens when an acidic element reacts with a basic element. Through the two experiments presented below, kids will learn that the product of this reaction is carbon dioxide, released in the form of gas.

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This activity kit will require the following resources:

  • Ensure participants do not stand too close to the experiment at work.
  • Protect the working surface to prevent damage and excessive cleaning.

Instructions

  1. Get familiar with the core concepts outlined in this Activity Kit.

  2. Watch the videos below to understand the difference between acids and bases, and learn about chemical reactions.