Using The pH Factor in the Classroom
The pH Factor
is designed as a resource to help elementary and middle school
teachers introduce acids and bases to their students.
Materials are organized using a conceptual
framework called the Seven E's: Excite, Explore, Explain, Expand,
Extend, Exchange, and Examine. This model can be used in a linear
fashion or each E can stand alone.
Each E contains an intercactive screen and
lesson plans. The interactive screens can be used directly in
the classrooms, either with individual students or groups. The
lesson plans are designed to be read by teachers and modified
to fit their specific classroom needs.
For example, the Explore section contains
an interactive activity called the pH Panel. This panel can be
used by individual students, student groups, or the whole class
to investigate the pH of commonly found objects. Underneath the
pH Panel is a list of related lessons, which the teacher would
most likely prepare in advance. No particular lesson sequence
[ Classroom Use | Why the
Seven E's ]
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Seven E's below to learn more about the rationale behind it.