Acids and Bases for Special Education Chemistry with digital resources


Total Pages 266 pages plus 30 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on Acids and Bases contains 266 pages and 30 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit addresses the main characteristics of acids and bases, including:

  • hydrogen ions
  • hydroxide ions
  • pH
  • litmus paper
  • examples of each


Students have many opportunities to engage in repeated information on what makes something an acid or a base.


An experiment that is safe and does not require heat to complete is included. Students will reveal a hidden message using an acid (lemon juice.)


In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


*****This unit has digital versions of the printable activities. There are 30 google slides and a movie version of the book.


See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.



Acids and Bases Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 10 days of lesson plans
  • Acids and Bases activities in color
  • Acids and Bases activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Acids and Basesbook (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Acids and Bases Activities


  • Vocabulary board
  • Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Group activities
    • Who am I
    • Bingo cards
  • Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • Reading litmus paper and pH scale (includes digital version)
  • Experiment (includes digital version)
  • Fill-in-the-blank close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)



Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.