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Product 12610

By: Jim and Julie Ealy, Retired, The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ

With the Copper Test Tube Oxidation–Reduction Chemical Demonstration Kit, take a “clear” test tube, add a few drops of chemical solutions, swirl and place it in hot water. Before students’ very eyes, they will see copper develop.

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Take a test tube that “appears” to be absolutely clear, add a few drops of different chemical solutions, swirl the test tube around and place it in hot water. Before your students’ very eyes, they will see a beautiful film of copper develop and deposit on the test tube glass. Teacher Demonstration Notes included.

Concepts: Oxidation–reduction.
Time Required: 20 minutes
Note: Perform this demonstration in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

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

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

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.