Curds & Whey (pH)

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Introduction

The Curds and Whey Lab is a great lab to teach pH. During this lab, students will observe what happens when different substances are added to milk. Milk curdles when it reaches a certain pH. The students will be able to use their knowledge of pH to predict which substance will cause the milk to curdle.

Lesson Time

Instructional Time
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California Academic Content Standards (7)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to conduct an experiment to determine the name of substances that cause milk to curdle.
  • Students will be able to identify given substances as acidic or basic using pH paper.
  • Students will be able to identify sources of experimental error.

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