Exploring Conductivity of Solutions, Single Kit

AP 13105

National Standards for Grades 7-10

Students build a simple conductivity tester and use it to evaluate the conductivity of various chemicals and solutions. They evaluate the chemistry of conductivity through ionic and non-ionic substances, acidic and basic substances, solid and liquid metallic ions, and substances with different polarities. Extension activities have students exploring practical questions such as how electricity can electrocute through water, what properties make a good sports drink, and how electroplating occurs. Allow two hours for experimentation.Goggles are required.

Kit Contents

  • Instructor's Manual with Reproducible Student Protocols and Data Sheets
  • Conductivity Test Leads with Bulbs
  • Sugar
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Baking Soda
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Copper Sulfate
  • Copper Shot
  • Ethanol
  • Deionized Water
  • Corn Oil
  • Vinegar
  • Gloves
  • Electrical Tape
  • 9 Volt Battery
  • Battery Snap Connector
  • Medicine Cups
  • Scoops
  • Paper Clips
  • Toothpicks
  • Propel Drink Mix Powder
  • Gatorade Drink Mix Powder