# Classroom Resources: Energy & Thermodynamics

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• Specific Heat, Heat, Temperature | High School

### Demonstration: Dramatic Demonstration of Thermal Conductivity and Specific Heat Capacity Mark as Favorite (46 Favorites)

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

• 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 Mark as Favorite (19 Favorites)

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.

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

### Lesson Plan: Designing & Engineering a Fast Defroster Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

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

### Lab: Cool Science: Building and Testing a Model Radiator Mark as Favorite (19 Favorites)

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 Mark as Favorite (21 Favorites)

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.

• Entropy, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Molecular Motion, Intermolecular Forces, Density, Volume | High School

### Activity: Connecting States to Entropy Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

In this activity, students use blocks to model different states of matter and the Kinetic Molecular Theory to understand the concept of entropy. This is a concept mandated by SAT level or AP level high school chemistry class.

• Atomic Spectra, Emission Spectrum, Emission Spectrum, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Interdisciplinary, Identifying an Unknown | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Build a Spectroscope Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

In this lab, the students will make and use a spectroscope to identify the spectra within various types of light bulbs. The students will then develop an improved design for the spectroscope.

• Molecular Structure, Molecular Structure , Interdisciplinary, Chemical Change, Distillation, Renewable Energy, Enthalpy, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Combustion | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Biofuels of the Future Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

In this lesson students will explore the world of automobile alternative energy sources through the study of biofuels. They will design and create an e-book that illustrates and explains one of the provided topics or an original idea approved by the teacher.

• 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 Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

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

• Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Radiation, Radiation, Renewable Energy, Interdisciplinary, History | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Nuclear Energy Power Plants Mark as Favorite (29 Favorites)

In this activity, students will conduct research and write a persuasive essay in which they state an opinion about whether the number of nuclear plants should be increased or decreased.

• Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Radiation, Radiation, Renewable Energy, Interdisciplinary, History | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Nuclear Energy Debate Mark as Favorite (38 Favorites)

In this activity, students will watch a debate between experts on the merits and drawbacks of nuclear energy. They will use this debate, as well as additional research, to write a short position paper on whether or not to continue using nuclear energy that explains and defends their opinion, as well as the chemistry involved in nuclear energy production.

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

### Lesson Plan: Modeling the Melting of Ice Mark as Favorite (32 Favorites)

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

• Emission Spectrum, Emission Spectrum, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Atoms, Atomic Theory, Model of the Atom | High School

### Lesson Plan: Modeling Energy in Chemistry: Energy and the Electron Mark as Favorite (60 Favorites)

This activity is designed for students to build a scientific argument about the relationship between energy and spectral lines by exploring how light interacts with atoms. In the process, students will examine proposed models of the hydrogen atom and use collected data to analyze the proposed models. They will then select one of the models and write a scientific argument to support their choice. Students will then review additional data to support and/or refute their selection. Based on their analysis, students will revise their selected model and construct a new argument to support their revisions.

• Chemical Change, Combustion, Balancing Equations, Density, Specific Heat | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Methane Bubble (Dragon Ball Z) Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

In this demonstration, students will observe the combustion of a methane bubble. This exciting demonstration can be used as a dramatic and engaging introduction to the concepts of combustion reactions, chemical change, and balancing equations.

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

### Demonstration: Measuring Heat Mark as Favorite (27 Favorites)

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.

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

### Simulation: Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions Mark as Favorite (39 Favorites)

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.

• Heating Curve, Phase Changes, Intermolecular Forces, Freezing Point, Melting Point, Boiling Point, Heat of Vaporization , Molecular Motion, Temperature, Specific Heat, Heat, Heat of Fusion | Middle School, High School

### Simulation: Heating Curve of Water Mark as Favorite (49 Favorites)

In the May 2015 issue, students explore the heating curve for water from a qualitative and quantitative perspective. Students compare illustrations of each physical state depicted on the curve and calculate the energy required to transition from one state to another.

• Atomic Theory, Law of Conservation of Energy, Electrons, Electromagnetic Spectrum | High School

### Simulation: Exciting Electrons Mark as Favorite (54 Favorites)

In the March 2015 issue, students explore what happens when electrons within a generic atom are excited from their ground state. They will see that when an electron relaxes from an excited state to its ground state, energy is released in the form of electromagnetic radiation.