The pH Scale and Meter Calibration

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What are the different ways to test for pH? First, scholars explore the pH scale and a common way to test for acidity and alkalinity. Then, they learn about the importance of pH in food safety and why variance in pH could potentially lead to bacteria growth. Finally, pupils identify the parts of a pH meter and then use it to test samples of food.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use in a flipped classroom strategy to introduce the pH scale and how individuals test pH 
  • Have the class practice using lab equipment before using it in the lab
Classroom Considerations
  • Suggests completing the activity before the Testing and Adjusting pH virtual lab
  • Offers audio support for struggling readers 
  • Provides the opportunity to use lab equipment that may not be available in the classroom
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