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How Powerful is Your Antacid? Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP1741 

Price: $51.89

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With the How Powerful is Your Antacid? Consumer Science Laboratory Kit, students test and compare the effectiveness of three over-the-counter antacids. With so many antacid choices, students will know which brand to choose after this lab!

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So many antacid choices on the market—which one should I use? Test and compare three popular over-the-counter antacids. Students will watch an “antacid in action” as the antacid neutralizes simulated stomach acid in the presence of universal indicator. They will also determine the neutralizing ability of three common antacids using acid–base titration techniques, compare the “neutralizing power” and cost-effectiveness of these antacids, and learn the components, benefits and side effects of different types of antacids.

Includes Teacher Notes, extensive background material and reproducible student handouts. All antacid samples, chemicals and specialized equipment are provided.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Hydrochloric acid solution, 0.5 M, 500 mL, 2
Methyl orange, 0.1% solution, 100 mL
Universal indicator solution, 100 mL
Antacid tablets, bottle of 15
Hydrion 1-12 pH test strips, vial of 100
Phillips'® milk of magnesia tablets, bottle of 30
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 50
TUMS® smoothies, 15 tablets

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

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
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
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-PS1-7. Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.
HS-PS2-6. Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
HS-LS1-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.