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Objectives 

  • Understand the relationship between the concentration of hydrogen ions and pH.
  • Describe the factors that change the pH level in bodies of water and understand how these changes affect the organisms living in the water
For Teachers

Pre-Test Answer Key
Post-Test Answer Key
Teacher Procedure

For Students
Printable Pre-Test
Printable Post-Test
Student Procedure
Student Activity Journal
[All documents are Microsoft Word documents.]

Pre-Test
Multiple-choice items make up the pre-test.
You have been provided printed copies of the exams for your students. You may print additional copies if you desire. Access the answer key (among the resources above) to check your students' answers.

Post-Test
Multiple-choice items make up the post-test.
You have been provided printed copies of the exams for your students. You may print additional copies if you desire. Access the answer key (among the resources above) to check your students' answers.

Lesson Presentation
The lesson presentation will introduce the students to the concepts of pH, the pH scale and how to quantify the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution or substance.  It is expected that the students will have some exposure to scientific notation before embarking on this lesson.  If they need further explanation, there is a link on the first page of the presentation to an explanation of scientific notation.  You may also access that link by clicking here.  The concepts presented in this lesson may be difficult for the students to grasp, that is why many link have been included in the presentation that further explain concepts and have visual aids as well.  In addition, the following links may be helpful for the teachers in preparing the lesson:

Tools and Resources
Software used in the lesson:
Microsoft WORD 
Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator



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