In the Toothpaste Test Consumer Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students learn about the function of toothpaste and tooth decay. Students determine the abrasiveness, pH, fluoride content, and foaming ability of different toothpastes.
Are all toothpastes the same? Students will learn about tooth decay and the function of toothpaste. Students will perform experiments to determine the abrasiveness, pH, fluoride content, and foaming ability of five different toothpaste brands. Students will use background and cost/oz information to evaluate the results and to form judgments and conclusions about the effectiveness of each toothpaste. includes detailed Teacher Notes, background information, sample data, helpful tips, and reproducible student handouts.
Complete for 24 students working in pairs. Super Value Kit is complete for 5 classes of 30 students working in pairs. Toothpaste samples are not provided.