Acids, Bases & Indicators (Stage 2, Stage 3)
Just what is an Acid? What about a Base? How do we detect them?
From rainbow columns to bubbling dry ice, Fizzics Education explores how chemists work.
This 30-minute video covers a variety of demonstrations including;
– the rainbow column,
– dry ice affects on water pH,
– Phenolphthalein as an indicator
– plus natural indicators found in red cabbage and turmeric.
Includes 6 experiments to run in class as well as Australian curriculum outcomes and a risk assessment template.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? No
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Fizzics Education
On Demand (available until: 21-Feb-2026 05:00PM)
$25 one time cost
Payment via credit card on the page.
If you need to pay via invoice, please contact the Fizzics Education office
ST3-7MW-T, SC4-16CW, SC4-17CW
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Science and Tech » Chemical World 7-10
Science and Tech » Chemistry
Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
A student will:
- Learn the difference between an acid and a base in terms of acids as proton donors and bases and proton receivers
- Can state the range of pH from 0 to 14
- Understands the use of chemical indicators to determine pH of a given solution
- Can identify that red cabbage and turmeric are natural acid-base indicators
Purchases are non-refundable.
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Joining The Event
Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.
Internet device and screen with speakers to show the students the video.
Optional materials to have on-hand include red cabbage, water, a container, vinegar, bicarbonate soda, three spoons, cups, nails, lemon juice, soda water, cola, vinegar, egg, balloon, resealable plastic bag, tissues and funnel.
Connecting To The Event
You will receive a unique link to view the video and coursework once you have paid on the software platform.
Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million students since 2004. He has worked in hundreds of early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.
He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, multiple Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services, 2020 WSABE Outstanding Business Leader of the Year, 2019 Blacktown Business Person of the Year and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.
Ben is a community leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.
He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.
Optional Further Learning
Prepare your students to watch the video by discussing:
- What acids and bases can be found in their homes?
- What is the strongest or weakest acid/base they know about?
- How are acids and bases used in everyday life?
- Research the different definitions of acids and bases.
If you have any queries please contact the provider
Name: Ben Newsome
Phone: 02 9674 2191
Email: [email protected]
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