Middle School Life Science Teacher Guide


Features 13 core lab activities covering the fundamental concepts of physiology, ecology, plant systems and more

Acid Effects on Teeth

Lab Summary

Use a pH sensor as a means of quantitatively describing the acidity of various beverages.


Students use the pH scale to quantitatively describe how acidic a substance is and they connect the acidity of common beverages to the need for brushing one’s teeth.


Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:

  • Setting up the equipment and work area to measure the pH of several different liquids
  • Measuring the pH of vinegar, orange juice, and a variety of soda pop beverages.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Chemistry Sensor


Allows students to measure Temperature, pH/ISE/ORP, Absolute Pressure & Voltage in one sensor. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

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Middle School Life Science Starter Bundle


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Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.