# Classroom Resources: Energy & Thermodynamics

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• Melting Point, Freezing Point, Phase Changes, Physical Change, Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Intermolecular Forces, Heating Curve, Graphing | High School

### Lab: Heating & Cooling Curve

In this lab, students will create a phase change graph by adding and removing heat to observe and record data during actual phase changes.

• Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Net Ionic Equation, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Heat of Neutralization, Calorimetry, Specific Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Bond Energy | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Heat of Neutralization

In this lab, students carry out an acid base reaction to calculate the heat of neutralization.

• Temperature, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary, History, Heat, Temperature | Middle School, High School

### Lab: Greenhouse Gas Simulation

In this lab, students will create two simulations of the Earth’s atmosphere. They will compare a control model with a one that has an increased presence of carbon dioxide gas in order to analyze how this effects temperature. They will also complete research in order to learn more about the makeup of the Earth’s atmosphere.

• Concentration, Reaction Rate, Temperature, Graphing | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Starch-Iodine Clock Reaction

In this lab, students perform an iodine clock reaction to determine how concentration and temperature effect the reaction rate.

• Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Activation Energy, Le Châtelier's Principle, Establishing Equilibrium, Equilibrium Constants, Reaction Quotient | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Reversible Reactions Simulation

In this activity, students will investigate how temperature, activation energy, initial amounts of products and reactants, and type of reaction (exo- or endothermic) effect the equilibrium position of a reaction using a simulation.

• Chemical Change, Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Energy Diagrams | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Exothermic and Endothermic Lab

In this lab, students determine whether mixing two chemicals is endothermic or exothermic. One is a physical change, one is a chemical change.

• Observations, Inferences, Calorimetry, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Enthalpy | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Energy in Hot and Cold Packs

In this demonstration, students will observe temperature changes in chemical hot and cold packs and discuss processes of endothermic and exothermic changes. They will also see that common household products can be used to make a hot and cold pack.

• Freezing Point, Physical Change, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Boiling Point | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Energy

In this demonstration, students will observe the exothermic and endothermic properties of state changes of substances with different freezing and boiling points.

• Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature | High School

### Demonstration: Dramatic Demonstration of Thermal Conductivity and Specific Heat Capacity

In this demonstration, students will observe the high thermal conductivity and low heat capacity of copper metal.

• Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Designing Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

In this lab, students will design and test an experiment for producing either an endothermic or an exothermic reaction. The goal of the lab is for students to successfully construct a reproducible procedure for a reaction that either releases or absorbs thermal energy, and that can be supported with data.

• Physical Properties, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Scientific Method, Experimental Design | Middle School, High School

### Lesson Plan: Designing & Engineering a Fast Defroster

In this activity students use their understanding of energy transfer to “design a solution to a complex real-world problem, based on scientific knowledge, student-generated sources of evidence, prioritized criteria, and tradeoff considerations.”  And “evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem, based on scientific knowledge, student-generated sources of evidence, prioritized criteria, and tradeoff considerations.”  The real world problem is to help a cook who is trying to make a meal, but realizes some of the ingredients are frozen and must be thawed before he can begin.

• Calorimetry, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Scientific Method, Graphing, Experimental Design | High School

### Lab: Cool Science: Building and Testing a Model Radiator

In this lab students construct a model of a car radiator to investigate parameters that lead to efficient cooling. Students investigate multiple variables as they experiment with various radiator designs. This lesson focuses on thermochemistry calculations and engineering practices.

• Observations, Physical Change, Solute & Solvent, Intermolecular Forces, Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Saturated/Unsaturated/Supersaturated | Middle School, High School

### Lesson Plan: Particle Modeling of Hand Warmers

In this lesson, students will create a particulate model of matter that explains energy changes and transfer during a physical process, such as the crystallization of a solid from a supersaturated solution.

• Observations, Physical Properties, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Chemical Change, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Observing a Chemical Reaction

In this lab, students will practice making careful observations and measurements while witnessing a chemical change.

• Melting Point, Freezing Point, Phase Changes, Molecular Motion, Heat, Temperature, Heating Curve, Graphing | Middle School, High School

### Lesson Plan: Modeling the Melting of Ice

In this lesson, students will create a particulate model of matter that explains energy changes and transfer during a phase change.

• Specific Heat, Temperature, Heat of Combustion | High School

### Demonstration: Measuring Heat

In this demonstration students will observe what happens to the temperature of water when different volumes of hot water are added and also when copper, the same temperature as the hot water is added.