Module developed by Phil Ogata, James Schreck and Courtney Willis, the Colorado (North) team.
Alyea, H. (1941). A resume of the proton transfer concept of acids and bases,
Journal of Chemical Education , 18, 206-209.
An extensive discussion of proton transfer concept of acids and bases not available in textbooks at the time of publication.
Atkinson, G.F., Doadt, E.G., & Rell, C. (1986). Master variable diagrams
for acid-base systems from an IBM personal computer. Journal of Chemical
Education, 63, 841.
A BASIC program for use on the IBM PC that will generate on screen any desired acid-base master variable diagram and will generate a hard copy on request.
Benbow, A. (1988). WonderScience, 2(1), 1-8.
This publication by the American Chemical Society describes fun physical science activities on acids and bases for children and adults to do together.
Bell, R.P. (1973). The Proton in Chemistry (2nd ed.). New York:
Cornell University Press.
A presentation on the nature of acids and bases that has become a classic.
Borgford, C., & Summerlin, L. (1988). Chemical Activities.
Washington: American Chemical Society.
A variety of activities, wih teaching tips and safety discussions, useful as demonstrations or laboratory experiments for grades 7-12.
Brooks, D.W. (Producer). (1989). Doing Chemistry [Videodiscs, computer
program and supporting written materials]. Washington: American Chemical
Three videodiscs cover exactly how 135 of the most commonly performed high school chemical demonstrations and experiments should be set up and presented.
The Doing Chemistry Project Staff. (1989). Doing chemistry: a resource for high school chemistry teachers. Journal of Chemical Education, 66, 425-426.
Describes a practical resource for high school chemistry teachers that ties specifics of classroom chemistry content to specifics of teaching practice. It consists of 135 "lessons" on three videodiscs along with 700 pages of supporting written materials. Topics covered are those in a traditional high school curriculum.
Gadek, F. (1987). A commercially available device for conductivity experiments. Journal of Chemical Education, 64, 281-282.
This conductivity tester uses the conitinuity and tone-generating chassis from Radio Shack. The chassis uses a 9-V transistor battery.
Gadek, F. (1987). Easily made electronic device for conductivity experiments.
Journal of Chemical Education, 64, 628-629.
This device can be made from a discarded 35-mm film canister, 9-V battery replacement snaps, a 200-300 ohm resistor, and a light emitting diode.
Kauffman, G. (1988). The Brønsted-Lowry acid-base concept. Journal of Chemical Education, 65, 28-31.
A historical and practical account of this acid-base concept.
Kolb, D. (1979). The pH concept. Journal of Chemical Education,
A review of pH principles taught in high school chemistry courses.
Kolb, D. (1978). Acids and bases. Journal of Chemical Education, 55,
A review of acid and base principles taught in high school chemistry courses.
Mebane, R.C., & Reybold, T. (1985). Edible acid-base indicators. Journal
of Chemical Education, 62, 285.
Describes use of natural indicators in foods (red apple skins, rhubarb skin, etc.) as acid-base indicators.
Pearson, R. (1987). Recent advances in the concepts of acids and bases.
Journal of Chemical Education, 64, 562-567.
Describes how concepts of absolute electronegativity and hardness have been derived and how the hard-soft-acid-base principle can be theoretically justified.
Ramette, R.W. (1989). The acid-base package: a collection of useful programs
for proton-granster systems. Journal of Chemical Education, 66, 830.
A versatile, comprehensive set of programs useful to students and teachers in any course that deals quantitatively with acid-base equilibrium. The "Acid-Base Package" runs under MS-DOS or IBM PC DOS Version 3.0 or higher. It is supplied on 5.25-in disks and requires at least 512 K RAM.
Russo, T. (1986). A low cost conductivity apparatus. Journal of Chemical
Education, 63, 981-982.
Describes construction of a conductivity apparatus with parts readily obtained from any Radio Shack store.
Salyer, D. (1988). PKIND: Acid-base indicator simulation for Apple II
microcomputers. Journal of Chemical Education, 65, 798-799.
A computer simulation of the absorption spectra of acid-base indicators with pH for determining their pK values.
Sarquis, M., & Sarquis, J. (1991) Fun with chemistry: A guidebook of
K-12 activities, Volume 1. Madison, WI: Institute for Chemical Education,
University of Wisconsin.
A collection of activities from the Institute of Chemical Education workshops readily usable by K-12 teachers.
Shakhashiri, B. (1989). Chemical demonstrations: A handbook for
teachers of chemistry, Volume 3. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin
Many demonstrations with procedures and detailed explanations.
Summerlin, L., Borgford, C., & Ealy, J. (1987). Chemical Demonstrations: A sourcebook for teachers, Volume 2. Washington: American Chemical Society.
Summerlin, L., & Ealy, J. (1985). Chemical Demonstrations: A sourcebook for teachers, Volume 1. Washington: American Chemical Society.
Two good compilations of demonstrations for teachers of chemistry and physics.
Tanis, D. & Dombrink, K. (Eds.). (1983). Checking out acids and bases.
This entire issue contains articles dealing with swimming pool chemistry, antacids, acid-base indicators (a laboratory activity), pH and hair shampoo, acid rain, acids and bases: ancient concepts in modern science.
Vitz, E. (1987). Conductivity of solutions apparatus. Journal of Chemical
Education, 64, 550.
Describes construction of a conductivity apparatus that allows quantification of conductivity and avoids using a 120-V light bulb and bare electrodes.
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