Beet Juice as a Natural Indicator
Emma, Natalie, Jamie, Colleen
- Baking Soda
- Lime Juice
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Windex will be a base.
- Baking Soda will be a base.
- Lime Juice will be an acid.
- Distilled White Vinegar will be an acid.
Gather all materials together to create the experimental set up
Add 10 drops of each pH solution into test tubes
3. Boil the Beets
1. Turn hot plate on
2. Add beets to 50 mL of water
3. Bring to a boil, around 7 minutes
4. Remove from heat
4. Make baking soda solution
1. Add 30 mL of water to baking soda
2. Stir until dissolved
Add 10 drops of each experimental solution into test tubes
Household substances being tested:
Add 3 drops of boiled beet juice to all of the test tubes
Initial Color of Indicator- Beet Juice
Colors of Indicator with pH Standards- with corresponding colors
Initial Colors of Household Substances (left to right)
- Vinegar: 5
- Lime Juice: 3
- Baking Soda: 9
- Windex: 11
Colors of Household Substances Tested with Indicator
University Illinois Urbana Champaign. Levin, J. (2003). Acids Bases and pH Scale. Retrieved May 30th, 2015. from http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/erlinger/water/background/ph.html