Comparing Activities of Selected Metals

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Don't overreact! A simple experiment demonstrates chemical reactions as scholars mix chemical solutions and metals in a large well plate. They note all changes to the metals, solutions, precipitate, colors, and more. A full data table allows for simple recording of their findings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the importance of using deionized water to rinse the pipette between different chemicals
  • Provide a metal activity series table either on a poster, in science journals, or from the textbook for reference throughout
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of oxidation, metals, and chemical reactions
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Pros

  • Includes analysis questions using higher order thinking skills
  • Provides a short paragraph of background information
Cons

  • None
Common Core