Grade 6 Science Experiment 2 - "The Chemistry Tug-of-War in your Stomach"
The purpose of this science fair project is to explore the acids and bases that play a tug-of-war in your stomach. Your stomach contains strong acids that help you digest food. These stomach acids are so powerful that they could eat a hole through a piece of wood. Therefore, your stomach produces bases to even out the acids. Your stomach produces a basic solution which is known as bicarbonate.
The tug-of-war between acids and bases can be a tie result or it can be in the favor of acids. The winner of the tug-of-war depends on what type of food you have eaten as well as the quantity of food. When you eat food that is high in acid content, such as pizza, your stomach produces excess acid and will hurt. You may also feel a burning in your throat. This condition is known as acid indigestion. There are "antacids" you can purchase over the counter that provide a base to cancel out the excess acid..
Adult supervision required.
Antacids help neutralize excess stomach acid.
Type of antacid
- Latex gloves
- Safety goggles
- One paper cup
- Baking soda
- Six glass 100mL glass beakers
- Six glass stirring rods
- Five boiled eggs
- Mortar and pestle
- Kitchen scales
- pH paper (wide range)
- "Tums" brand antacids
- "Gaviscon" brand antacids
- "Maalox" brand LIQUID antacid - one bottle
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