Classroom Resources: Energy & Thermodynamics
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Melting Point, Phase Changes, Phase Diagram, Molecular Motion, Calorimetry, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Intermolecular Forces, Heating Curve, Boiling Point, Law of Conservation of Energy | High School
The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach the Phase Changes and Heat Transfer to your students.
Identifying an Unknown, Calorimetry, Specific Heat | High School
In this lab, students will determine the specific heat capacity of multiple unknown metal samples through collecting data and completing calorimetric calculations. Students will take on the role of a forensic investigator and use their results to help them determine if a suspect’s vehicle was potentially involved in a hit and run incident.
Calorimetry, Heat, Hess's Law | High School
In this lesson students will determine the ΔHrxn of an unknown reaction using a calorimeter and Hess’s Law.
Molarity, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Calorimetry, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic | High School
In this lab, students will investigate the endothermic reaction between baking soda and HCl. Students will consider stoichiometric ratios, molar concentrations, reaction scale, and calorimetry. The lab starts with a scripted reaction that uses given molar ratios, a glass beaker, and 2-M HCl. They will witness a temperature drop of about 5 to 8 C. Students then adjust the experiment so they can achieve a temperature drop of more than 20 C.
Calorimetry | Middle School, High School
In this lab, students will get a general idea of specific heat by investigating the mixing of two liquids at different temperatures. In one case, the same liquids will be mixed, in another case different liquids will be mixed.
Combustion, Calorimetry, Law of Conservation of Energy | High School
In this lab, students will find the amount of heat energy stored in foods and compare heat calories with food calories.
Calorimetry, Exothermic & Endothermic | High School
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.