Classroom Resources: Energy & Thermodynamics

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• Redox Reaction, Gibb's Free Energy , Spontaneous Reactions , Reduction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Galvanic Cells, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Cathode, Anode, Reduction Potentials, Exothermic & Endothermic, Spontaneous vs. Non-spontaneous Reactions, Spontaneous Reactions, Dimensional Analysis | High School

Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: How Far Can We Go?

In this lesson students compare energy densities of lead acid and lithium ion batteries to understand the relationship between electrochemical cell potentials and utilization of stored chemical energy.

• Hess's Law, Enthalpy, Exothermic & Endothermic | High School

Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Hess's Law

In this lesson, students learn about the concepts of Hess's Law and how to solve problems involving them.

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

Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

• Heat of Neutralization, Acid Base Reactions, Exothermic & Endothermic, Temperature, Specific Heat, Calorimetry, Bond Energy, Net Ionic Equation, Molarity, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Mole Concept | 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 based on experimental data. This lab will reinforce the concepts of exothermic and endothermic processes, system and surroundings, and heat of reaction (specifically, neutralization).

• Chemical Change, Exothermic & Endothermic | High School

Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Gun Cotton

In this demo, students will witness a decomposition reaction of gun cotton; a smokeless flame results.

• Activation Energy, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Heat, Equilibrium Constants, Establishing Equilibrium, Le Châtelier's Principle, 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.

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

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

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

• Electrolysis, Cathode, Anode, Half Reactions, Redox Reaction, Reduction, Oxidation, Electron Transfer, Balancing Equations, Exothermic & Endothermic | High School

Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Electrolysis of Water

In this lab, students will perform the electrolysis of water using a battery, test tubes, thumbtacks, and a plastic cup.

• Exothermic & Endothermic, Chemical Change, Heat, Temperature, Classification of Reactions | 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.

• Calorimetry, Exothermic & Endothermic, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, 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.

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

• Chemical Change, Exothermic & Endothermic, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change | Elementary School

Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Comparing Chemical Reactions

In this demonstration, the teacher will perform two chemical reactions, one will be between acetic acid (vinegar) and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and the other will be between Alka-Seltzer and water. Both reactions will produce gas and will be conducted in a Ziploc bag, causing it to inflate. Students will observe the reactions and analyze the results in order to understand indicators of chemical change. Students will also determine that these are both endothermic reactions based on their observations.

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

• Exothermic & Endothermic, Classification of Reactions, Energy Diagrams, Bond Energy, Activation Energy, Temperature, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School

Simulation: Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions

In the November 2016 simulation, students will evaluate the energy changes in an endothermic and an exothermic chemical reaction. Students will have the opportunity to compare how energy is absorbed and released in each reaction, and will make a connection between the standard energy diagrams associated with each reaction type.

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