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Lesson Plan 1: Red cabbage indicator

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Red Cabbage Indicator (Page 5 of the Teacher's Pack)

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Red Cabbage Indicator (1.4 MB)

Suitable for: 11–14 years

Curriculum and learning links:

  • Acids and alkalis

Learning objectives:

  • Explain what an indicator is and what it does
  • Investigate whether household substances are acids or alkalis

Clip 1: Acid Cabbage - Dr Yan makes a red cabbage indicator to measure the acidity and alkalinity of different foods in the kitchen (Part 1).

Clip 2: Acid test - Dr Yan uses an indicator made from red cabbage to measure the acidity and alkalinity of different foods in the kitchen (Part 2).



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