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Designing a Titration

Updated on 02/14/2017

Activity Overview

Designing a Titration is a project-based STEM activity that will engage your students in the engineering design process while using TI-Nspire™ technology.

Objectives

  • Students will research science topics including:
    • The nature of acids and bases
    • pH indicators
    • Proper set up and use of laboratory apparatus
  • Students will use mathematical processes of:
    • Graphing
    • Non-linear modeling
    • Determination of an equivalence point
    • Data analysis

Vocabulary

  • Acid and Base
  • pH
  • Titration
  • Equivalence point

About the Lesson

Your company designs and produces medicines. Your project manager has tasked you with designing a new medicine that will relieve acid indigestion for people who suffer acid reflux disease. Your task is to design a new antacid that will neutralize excess stomach acid and to support you product with test data.

As a result, students will:

  • Students will set up and run an experiment on a chemical titration of an acid with a base.
  • Students will use appropriate technology to evaluate their design, collaborate with colleagues and present their findings.