An Acid Reaction

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)
Summary:Students will use a chemical reaction to test for the presence of carbonate in calcite and limestone. By dropping a small amount of an acid on these specimens, they will observe bubbles of carbon dioxide forming from the reaction of the acid with carbonate minerals.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Stability and change
Subjects: activities; carbon dioxide; chemistry; earth science; geochemistry; geology; geoscience; minerals; rocks
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