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Cabbage Chemistry


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Cabbage Chemistry

In this chemistry activity (page 5 of the PDF), learners make an acid-base indicator using cabbage. Learners then explore how various subtances react with this indicator. Though this activity was created as a pre-visit for a traveling science show, it makes a great stand-alone activity as well!

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
Over $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Cooking Pot
  • Knife
  • Clean glass jar with lid
  • Several clean, clear glasses
  • Red Cabbage
  • Lemon juice
  • Milk or cottage cheese
  • Water
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Clear Soda Pop
  • Other substances as desired

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Acids and Bases
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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