In this activity, students will explore different aspects of swallowed medicine delivery, one of the engineering aspects of developing new medications.
Concepts Learned: Observing, investigating, acids/bases/pH, solutions, chemical reactions, chemical formulas, catalysts, and reaction rates.
This pack includes materials for 8 student teams working in groups of three (24 students):
- Teacher Guide
- Measuring cups
- Clear plastic cups
- A variety of tablet antacids, such as Tums, Mylanta, Maalox, Gas-X, generic versions of same
- Small snack size Ziploc bags
- Rubber mallet
- pH test strips
- pH color code chart
**Vinegar and Timer not included
Based on activity in Teaching Engineering Made Easy 2.