PH BattleShips





Introduction: PH BattleShips

this is a fun way to introduce chemistry students to the subject of pH.

Step 1: Setting Up

each student sets up a square field of centrifuge tubes.
I would recommend a 5x5 field because filling 25 tubes is a reasonable task.

Step 2: Filling the Tubes

in a 5x5 field you would like to create 4 ships
1x fishing boat 1 tube 
2x patrol boat 2 tubes 
1x cruiser 3 tubes 
fill these with a liquid with a pH higher than 8 ( soapy water) 

that leaves 17 tubes which can be filled with highly diluted vinegar.   

Step 3: Ammo

use Litmus as ammunition.
this will cause a correct guess to turn blue and an incorrect one red.

Step 4: Let the Game Begin

let the students play against each other!



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    7 Discussions

    sorry but I didn't understood the game can someone please explain it???

    yeah that would also be a nice!

    but this way you can make them practice with an pipet as well

    True, but I was thinking of doing it with pupils aged 12-13, when they are first learning about acid vs alkali.