Saturday, March 17, 2012

Week 29

We have been studying chemistry and having a lot of fun doing it! Here is a song we have been singing about solids, liquids, and gases.

And here is the acids and bases song!

I won a drawing on facebook with EAIEducation and we got a class set of SmartPals. We started using them week with our test prep practice. The kids are able to insert the paper inside and write on it with a dry erase marker. Once we are finished I can take the pages back up to use again later.

We also completed a general characteristic/personality trait inventory to learn a little more about ourselves. Below you will see the bananas. Bananas enjoy planning, fact-finding, organizing, and following directions. They learn best when they have an orderly environment and predictable situations. I am a banana as well!


Below are the melons. They are naturals when it comes to debating points of view and finding solutions. They learn best when they have access to resources, can work independently and are respected for their intellectual ability.

If you would like to see more about this inventory check out the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey.

STUDENTS: What have you learned about acids and bases? How do you think it will help you in your life?


  1. I learned that acids can be harmful to you. If there was some suspicious liquid that someone spilled, I could test it to make sure it won't kill me before I wipe it up. That's how it would help me.

  2. I learned acids can taste sour and bases can be house cleaning products.And I think they can help me for example some acids are drinks and some bases can help clean your house.Amerrit

  3. when you mix cabbage juice with a liquid it turns pinkish red if it's an acid it turns bluish purple if it's a base if it's nuetral its a 7 higher is a base lower is an acid if you know an acid from a base you will know what things that r good to drink if u have a stomach ache

  4. Acids on the PH scale are numbers 1-6,7 is neutral, 8-14 is an base. This will help me out when I get older because I'll know what is a base to clean the house with and what kind of acid is dangerous.

  5. claudia martinez ;] ;]March 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    I learned that a acid can be a good thing for you [orange juice &lemon juice] and can be a bad thing for you.Also that a base can be a house hold cleaner.

  6. I learned that aces can be harmful and a good thing.They also turn red.Bases are like soap and cleaning materials.They turn blue.I think it helps in our life by testing to see if it is good to eat/drink or not.

  7. Acids turns red and they are numbers 1-6.Some examples are orange juice and soy sauce. Bases are numbers 8-14. They turn blue. Examples are cleaners and baking soda.

  8. It would help you in life to know what ic dangerous and what to stay away from if it's a red color it's probably dangerous and shouldn't mess with it.

  9. acids 1-6,and lemon juice is an acid.bases are 8-14 and are household cleaners i think this will help me in high school and in college for chemistry cause i plan on taking it.

  10. acids are sour and bases are bitter. acids turn lithos paper to red and bases turn lithos paper to blue.acids # 1-6 and bases # 8-14.


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