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ERIC Number: EJ824845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Ultimate Fizz
Heckscher, Mary
Science and Children, v46 n4 p24-27 Dec 2008
Many recipes for elementary science activities suggest making carbon dioxide from baking soda and vinegar; however, they often do not give exact measurements of the ingredients. The author was able to turn this "drawback" into a plus by challenging her fifth-grade students to find the "ultimate fizz"--i.,e., "What amount of baking soda added to a set amount of vinegar gives the maximum reaction without having leftover baking soda?" As students investigated this question with enthusiasm, graphing and measurement skills developed in the process. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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