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The Activity Series of the Elements—Student Laboratory Kit

By: Brother Carmen Ciardullo, Retired, St. Joseph’s Prep Seminary, Princeton, NJ

Item #: AP4357

Price: $50.55

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In the Activity Series of the Elements Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students both qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the activity of zinc, copper, lead, magnesium and silver. Students also test the reactivity of an acid and the metals.

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The activity of zinc, copper, lead, magnesium and silver are tested. Small amounts of chemicals and metals produce less waste while still producing good results. The students will actually see more reactive metals going into solution while less reactive metals plate out of solution. The reactivity of an acid and the metals are also tested. All chemicals and specialized equipment are provided.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Fifteen reusable 24-well reaction plates are recommended and available separately.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Copper metal strips, pkg/3
Copper(II) sulfate solution, 0.1 M, 30 mL
Lead metal strips, pkg/3
Lead nitrate solution, 0.1 M, 30 mL
Magnesium metal ribbon, 2 feet
Magnesium sulfate solution, 0.1 M, 30 mL
Silver nitrate solution, 0.1 M, 30 mL
Steel wool, fine, pad
Sulfuric acid solution, 5 M, 30 mL
Zinc metal strips, pkg/5
Zinc sulfate solution, 0.1 M, 30 mL
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 12

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

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-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts


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-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
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.