Understanding titrations teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students aged 11 to 16 to think hard about titration calculations, standard solutions and molarity  (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

Understanding titration exam questionsMaking a standard solution

Practical on how to make a standard solution. This step-by-step guide shows students how to make a standard solution of NaOH of know concentration. It encourages them to think about the importance of each practical step and not just blindly follow a method. There are many good reasons why you cannot produce an accurate primary standard solution of NaOH. Set your students the challenge of finding out why if they are finished. (PDF)

Titration calculations

This GCSE activity helps students understand titration calculations. Students are given a titration examination question and all the necessary apparatus. No chemicals are required. Students use Post-it Notes to label each item of apparatus with the reagent name and quantity it contains. They must also write a number on each Post-it Note to identify the order in which the equipment is used. Once students understand the method they can then begin the calculations. The use of Post-it Notes make it easy to assess student understanding. This activity was based on an idea by Dr Joao Metelo. (PDF)