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Test Your Halloween Candy: Acids, Bases and pH

Let's conduct a pH analysis of a sample of your Halloween candy to determine the acidity levels.
Mrs. Russell, M.S. Ed.
354 total reviews for this teacher
29 reviews for this class
Completed by 96 learners
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60 minutes
per class
Meets once
8-12
year olds
3-8
learners per class
per learner

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My name is Carie Beth Russell.  I live in the Kansas City area with my husband, two daughters and two cats.  I am a former elementary teacher and gifted education specialist.  I have been “home” since my second daughter was born, but have remained active in the field of education by teaching educational summer camps out of my home, tutoring and teaching at a homeschool enrichment program. 

My professional priorities center around student-led learning.  It’s my strong conviction that supporting children as they learn, rather than dictating how and what they learn, is the way to encourage their inborn patterns of curiosity, wonder and problem-solving that will serve them well in all stages of being human.  

While my own children attend public school, we very much view education as something we own and must take personal responsibility for.  We work hard at educational advocacy within the public school context.  I teach my daughters to communicate with their teachers, ask for what they need and request amended or extended: depth, duration and scope of projects, units, skills and personal areas of interest.  

Gifted Education services often provide these things for students who have been identified as such, but these standards and the definition of “giftedness” vary from state to state, based generally on funding, and doesn’t allow for many students to qualify.  This leaves an enormous group of students who have “need of different” but no access to a more open-ended and curiosity-led education.  Please understand that when I say enormous, I mean ALL.  

Out School, and other platforms like it, allow students who are enrolled in public schools to adapt their learning modalities and pursue interests and learning pathways that intrigue their own very unique minds.  This is great, but certainly not financially accessible to all.  Teaching students to participate in Independent Study, in its various formats, allows them to continue on in their own investigations of an amazing planet and human experience, studying past, present and future as they forge their own path. 
Student provided materials for class: -pH paper (link to amazon listing, copy and paste this link into your browser) https://www.amazon.com/Extensive-Litmus-Sonkir-Strips%EF%BC%8CTest-Testing/dp/B07H1RJSGJ/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=ph+paper&qid=1603129000&sr=8-3 -variety of candy (gummy, chocolate and sour) - students will need to choose 4 to test -cups or bowls (that are not "tippy" once a spoon is placed in them) -warm water in a pitcher -spoons (5) -dish towel -print out lab related documents provided by teacher -pencil -blue marker/crayon/colored pencil -big tray or rimmed cookie sheet for containing liquids (and keeping them away from the technology!) -access to a large working space, such as a cleared off kitchen table (other than supplies listed) Teacher provided materials for class: Lab related documents posted
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Mrs. Russell, M.S. Ed.
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Former public general education teacher and gifted education specialist
354 total reviews
156 completed classes

About Me

Hello and Welcome!

About me:
My name is Carie Beth Russell.  I am the mother of two teenagers, an elderly cat and a forever puppy.  I live in the Midwest region of the United States with my family.  

I am a former public elementary school... 
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