# Classroom Resources: Kinetics

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• Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate | Middle School, High School

### Simulation: Reaction Rates

In the May 2018 simulation, students investigate several factors that can affect the initial rate of a chemical reaction, including concentration, temperature, surface area of the reactants, and addition of a catalyst.

• Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Catalysts, Activation Energy | High School

### Lesson Plan: Kinetics Unit Plan

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 topic of kinetics to your students.

• Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Catalysts, Order of Reaction , Activation Energy, Rate Constant, Rate Determining Step | High School

### Lesson Plan: Reaction Mechanisms

In this lesson students explore reaction mechanisms and their connection to rate laws and energy profile graphs through a game, relay race, and finally a chemical demonstration.

• Reaction Rate, Exothermic & Endothermic, Le Châtelier's Principle, Hess's Law, Activation Energy | High School

### Lab: Kinetics and Equilibrium

In this lab, students will investigate the reaction of the hydrogen sulfite ion (HSO3-) and the iodate ion (IO3-) to determine the effect that changing concentration and temperature has on the reaction rate.

• Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate | Middle School, High School

### Activity: Simulation Activity: Investigating Reaction Rates

In this simulation, students will have the opportunity to investigate several factors that can affect the initial rate of a chemical reaction. Students will have the opportunity to manipulate several variables including concentration, temperature, or surface area of the reactants as well as the addition of a catalyst during the simulation. These reaction rates will be compared to a controlled reaction. Students will interpret a simplified qualitative representation of the reaction as well as analyze corresponding data organized on a graph.

• Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change | Middle School

### Lab: Bath Bomb Chemistry!

In this lab, the students will work in cooperative groups to investigate how to make a scented, effervescent bath bomb and explore the chemistry needed to create them. Groups will test a variety of different variables in order to compare the reaction rate of each sample. Students will use the results to determine which variables are optimal for making and using bath bombs.

• Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School

### Demonstration: Comparing Rates of Reaction

In this demonstration, students observe the effect of temperature, concentration, and particle size on the rate of a chemical reaction.

• Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Catalysts, Combustion, Activation Energy | High School

### Demonstration: Rates of Reactions

In this series of demonstrations, students will be introduced to factors that affect the rates of chemical reactions. They will observe and record their observations, while also describing the rate-influencing factor for each demonstration as well as evidence supporting whether or not the reaction rate was increased or decreased by the factor.

• Mixtures, Reaction Rate, Chemical Change | Elementary School

### Lab: The Disappearing Color

In this lab, students will create a solution to observe a chemical change between food coloring in water and bleach. They will also develop the process skills of predicting, observing, and measuring temperature.

• Phase Changes, Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Chemical Change | Elementary School

### Demonstration: Plop & Fizz Investigation

In the demonstration the teacher will perform a reaction between water and Alka-Seltzer in order to generate the release of carbon dioxide. Students will observe the chemical reaction, while timing the release of carbon dioxide and observe 3 states of matter. This will be repeated 3 times, each time increasing the number of tablets used.

• Observations, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions, Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Indicators, Le Châtelier's Principle | High School

### Demonstration: Milk of Magnesia Magic

In this demonstration, students will observe a color change in a milk of magnesia solution as vinegar is added.

• Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Titrations, Indicators, Order of Reaction , Salts, Equivalence Point, Error Analysis | High School

### Lab: Titration Lab with Kinetics

In this lab, students calculate the molarity of an unknown using a titration and also by solving for a dilution.

• Reaction Rate, Redox Reaction, Chemical Change, Exothermic & Endothermic | High School

### Demonstration: Potassium Permanganate Demo

In this demo, students witness two chemicals that take some time to react. The KMnO4 and glycerin come into contact and appear not to react, but then a flame results. This is an example of an exothermic redox reaction.

• Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Catalysts, Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Method, Error Analysis, Experimental Design, Error Analysis | High School

### Lesson Plan: Catalysis & Catalytic Converters

In this lesson students will be introduced to catalysts while expanding their knowledge of chemical reactions and stoichiometry. They will first learn about catalytic converters and then be challenged to create the best “catalytic converter” of hydrogen peroxide to oxygen gas in an inquiry-based activity.

• Mixtures, Solubility, Reaction Rate, Saturated/Unsaturated/Supersaturated | High School

### Lab: Rate of Solution

In this lab, students observe how particle size, solvent temperature, and agitation affect rate of solution.

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

### Lab: Starch-Iodine Clock Reaction

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

• Reaction Rate, Order of Reaction , Graphing | High School

### Lab: Kinetic Approach to Water Flow

This lab uses the principles of chemical kinetics without using a chemical reaction. It’s an effective means to introduce the important relationship between concentration and time at an introductory level. Students will have the opportunity to analyze data and make important connections through graphing their data.

• Observations, Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Scientific Method, Experimental Design | High School, Middle School

### Lab: Reaction Rate

In this lab, students will explore factors that effect reaction rate and develop a general statement that describes how the factors (temperature, particle size, and concentration) effect the rate based on experimental data. This is an inquiry-based activity.

• Observations, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary, Physical Change, Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Chemical Change | Middle School

### Lab: Chemical Weathering in Geology

In this lab, students will explore the differences between erosion, weathering and chemical weathering. They will complete a lab experiment that simulates chemical weathering on 4 different types of rocks. They will also learn how to use the Mohs Hardness Test to analyze the results.

• Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions | Middle School, High School

### Lab: Plop, Fizz: How to Affect the Rate of a Chemical Reaction

In this lesson, students will react Alka-Seltzer tablets with water. By varying the temperature of the water, particle size of the Alka-Seltzer, and concentration of the Alka-Seltzer they can see the effect on the rate and strength of the chemical reaction.

• Observations, Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Chemical Change | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

### Demonstration: Simple Kinetics

In this demonstration, students will see that different food dyes react with bleach at different rates.

• Observations, Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Catalysts, Chemical Change | Elementary School

### Lab: To What DEGREE Does it Matter

In this lab the students will explore how factors such as temperature may influence chemical reactions. Students will use citric acid and sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer) and a catalyst (water) to induce a reaction at varying degrees. Observations will be made of the rate at which the reactions take place under these varying conditions. The students will make predictions of how the temperature of the water will affect the chemical reaction. They will use a stop watch to time the reaction between the Alka-Seltzer and the varying temperatures of water and graph their observations for analysis, they will compare data to deduce whether temperature has any influence during a chemical reaction.