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Families of Elements—Alkaline Earth Metals & Halides—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6156 

Price: $61.70

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With the Families of Elements, Alkaline Earth Metals and Halides Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students are actively involved in making observations about the properties, reactivity and solubility of alkaline earth metals and halide salts.

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“Metal reactivity increases as you move from top to bottom in a family of elements!” Will your students remember this statement if you just tell them? With this lab kit, students are actively involved in seeing and making observations about the properties, reactivity and solubility of the alkaline earth metals and the halide salts. Students write chemical equations for the reactions they observe and for the precipitates or gases that form. All chemicals, stirrers, reusable pipets and test tubes are provided in kit. Teacher Notes and reproducible student handouts included.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Ammonium hydroxide, 1 M, 100 mL
Calcium turnings, 5 g
Hydrochloric acid solution, 0.5 M, 50 mL
Magnesium metal ribbon, 2 feet
Silver nitrate solution, 0.1 M, 30 mL
Sodium bromide, 10 g
Sodium chloride, 10 g
Sodium iodide, 10 g
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 60
Tubes, culture, disposable, 13 x 100 mm, 75
Wood splints, 50

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.