Acids & Antacids in Medicine
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Tylenol Brand vs. Store Brand Acetaminophen Stomach Dissolving Rate [E]
Which antacid can neutralize the most stomach acid? [P]
How are teeth affected by fluorides and acids? (research and survey) [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
Interdisciplinary Topic: Acids & Bases
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Calcium Carbonate to the Rescue! How Antacids Relieve Heartburn [E] [E]
Investigate how the digestion of protein varies at different pH levels [E]
Which allergy nasal decongestant dissolved the fastest in water and simulated stomach acid? [P]
How are teeth affected by fluorides and acids? (research and survey) [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
Determine whether chili peppers have high acidity to cause indigestion. [E]
Compare the leakage of three dental filling materials exposed to an acidic diet soft drink. [E]
Research what is more effective in reducing acidity in the stomach: avoiding acidic food, or taking an antacid? [E]
Which Antacid Will Neutralize Gastric Acid the Best? [E]
Investigate if infants receiving the Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (LCPUFAs) such as Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Arachidonic acid (ARA) have an affect on the development of visual, mental, and motor skills. [E]
Interdisciplinary Topic: Acids & Bases

High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine whether or not different types of natural tea could be used as antacids to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease. [P]
Compare natural antacids with chemical antacids. [P] [P]
Mechanisms of Survival Against a Fatty Acid Synthase Inhibitor in Multidrug Resistant Ovarian Cancer [E]
Determine whether the aggregation property of THP (Tamm-Horsfall protein) is different in IC (Interstitial Cystitis) patients compared to normal because of reduced sialic acid content, and thus could be used as a simple diagnostic tool. [E]
The effects of changes in pH on other essential blood components (glucose, bicarbonate, sodium, potassium). [P]
How are teeth affected by fluorides and acids? (research and survey) [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
The Effect of Temperature on the Decay of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) [E]
The effects of caffeine, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and vitamin E on the radiosensitivity of glial cells. [P]
The Effect of Alpha-Lipoic Acid on Airway Epithelial Functions [E]
Improve Drug delivery devices by employing Oxygen Plasma and Acid Treated Polydimethylsiloxane Bonds [E]
Determine whether name brand antacids or generic brand antacids are better for consumers in relationship to cost and efficiency. [E]
The Effect of an Acidic Environment on Dental Amalgam [E]
Interdisciplinary Topic: Acids & Bases

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