Everyday Engineering: Colorful Chemistry

Watch red cabbage juice turn green. Pupils first watch a video that takes them through the process of creating red cabbage juice. They then add various solids and liquids to the juice and use the color change to determine whether the substance is an acid or a base.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Consult with a family and consumer sciences teacher for the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to a microwave or stove top
  • Must have red cabbage, as well as a variety of materials to test, such as baking soda, detergent, milk, sugar, etc.
Pros
  • Perfect for remote learning
  • Provides a printable worksheet
Cons
  • None