BrainPOP

Acids and Bases

Why do acids eat through metal? Why does dishwashing liquid have a high pH? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby answer these questions — and more — in their movie on acids and bases. They’ll take you from the molecular properties of acidic and basic solutions all the way up to their uses in products ranging from soft drinks to soap. You’ll learn about hydronium and hydroxide ions, as well as why lemon juice stings if it gets into your eye. After the movie, take a pop quiz — not a litmus test!

Watch the Science movie about Acids and Bases »


What are some examples of acids and bases that we use in our everyday lives?

How come the acids in our tummy don’t burn us?

Do acids burn your skin?