Module 14: Acids, Bases, Solutions

North Carolina Virtual Public Schools, Mrs. Melissa Partin

May 2nd - This Week's Assignments and Deadlines


In Module Fourteen, you will learn about acids and bases. You will be able to identify common acids and bases and summarize their characteristics. A common acid is found in citrus fruit; a common base is household bleach. You will develop an understanding of the pH scale that defines acids and bases. We will also be investigating the solubility of solutions in a little more depth.


It is important that you, the student, use the pacing guide that I provide each week to track your progress with your weekly assignments! All assignments for Module Fourteen are due on Friday, May 6th at midnight. Click below for the Module Fourteen Pacing Guide.


ALSO, MODULES 1-8 ARE NOW RE-OPENED SO THAT YOU MAY BEGIN STUDYING FOR YOUR FINAL EXAM AND COMPLETE ANY THIRD QUARTER WORK. YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING UP YOUR COURSE GRADE BY BRINGING UP YOUR GRADE FROM THE LAST NINE WEEKS!


Also, you will need to utilize the Physical Science Reference Table this week which provides essential formulas for our mathematical problems as well as the periodic table to answer questions. Click here to download the Reference Table.

Acids, Bases, & Solutions Tutorials

For additional help with solubility curves and acids/bases, check out these resources:
Interactive Periodic Table (Click here!)

As we learn about the properties of matter and the periodic table, you may find that an interactive periodic table may be helpful! Remember that you can also use and take notes within the periodic table within the Reference Table for the course!

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Online Textbook (ck12.org): Chemistry Chapters

As we continue to move through Module Fourteen, you may continue to find that you would like to have an online text to utilize as a resource. Take a look at this site for extra support: https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Physical-Science-Concepts-For-Middle-School/section/2.0/

Semester Timeline

Please be sure to look at the semester pacing below. All students should be working to get on pace as soon as possible--remember, assignments lost 10 points for each week that they are submitted late. Also, the next module will not open until the previous module is completed.
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Checking Grades

Students should know that their grades within Canvas are updated every 24 hours, Monday through Friday. If a parent/guardian would like to view their child's grades, they should obtain the username and password of the student and sign in at http://ncvps.instructure.com or contact me. For more information on how to view grades in Canvas, please view the video below originally posted within the first newsletter.

About Mrs. Partin

I am a Nationally Board Certified Science Teacher with 9 years of teaching experience in North Carolina. I am an instructor for North Carolina Virtual Public Schools and teach students across multiple classes of Physical Science. I am also a wife to my husband of 11 years and a mother to 3 children ages 8, 5, and 4 as well as a foster mother. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, serving our church in the areas of missions, as Co-Director for the Upward Basketball program, and on the music ministry, spending time with my family, reading, playing my flute, and running. I look forward to getting to know each of my students as they learn Physical Science in a fun, new way! Let me know what interests we share or that you enjoy!

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