860 Gitts Run Road
Hanover, PA 17331

Exploring Conductivity of Solutions  13-103 / 13-105

Target 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 by evaluating 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.  Goggles are required; one pair is included in the mini kit.  Class kit is designed for 24 students working in groups of four.

13-103 Exploring Conductivity Class Kit
13-105 Exploring Conductivity Mini Kit (ideal for one student or a small group)

Kit Contains:
Instructor Manual
Special Needs Guide
Methods of Assessment Manual
Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium Chloride
Baking Soda
Sodium Bicarbonate
Copper Sulfate
Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol)
Deionized Water
Paper Clips
Battery, 9 Volt
Battery Snap
Medicine Cups
Corn Oil
Copper Shot
Propel Drink Mix Powder
Gatorade Drink Mix Powder
Conductivity Test Leads+Bulbs