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Lab-Aids™ Investigating the Chemistry of Corrosion (Developed by SEPUP) Products for Science Education

Summarize results of an investigation and form a logical argument about the cause-and-effect relationships in the investigation.

Manufacturer:  Lab-Aids™ 86S

Catalog No. S28733

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This is a two-part investigation into the chemical concepts that underlie corrosion and our attempts to inhibit it. In the laboratory portion of this activity, students investigate the corrosion of iron, steel, aluminum, and zinc metal. They investigate the impact of factors such as salinity, coatings, and contact with other metals on rust and corrosion. Students also complete a reading that describes some conditions that affects the rate of corrosion of iron and steel and several chemical principles associated with these conditions. The activity concludes with a discussion of the impact of corrosion on materials and the environment. Accommodates up to 4 classes, each with 6 groups of 4 students. Includes Teacher's guide, student sheets, assessment questions and SDS for all chemicals.


Teacher’s Guide with SDS (1), Student Worksheets and Guides (28), 3.25-ounce plastic cups and lids (100), Iron nails (48), Packets of salt (24), Stainless steel nails (12), Aluminum nails (12), Galvanized nails (12), Pieces of steel wool (12), 10cm (4”) pieces of 20-gauge copper wire (6), 10 cm (4”) pieces of magnesium ribbon (6), 10 x 2cm (4” x 1”) pieces of aluminum foil (6), 30mL graduated cups (6); Tweezers (6), Plastic spoons (6), Pieces of sand paper (6), Magnifying lenses (6), Denatured ethyl alcohol, 60mL bottle (2), Cooking oil, 30mL bottle (1)
Investigating the Chemistry of Corrosion (Developed by SEPUP)
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