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108 resources with the concept thermodynamics

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Friction

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Friction leads to movement, heat, and melting on such a small scale most people don't notice. A short simulation permits scholars to observe the reaction between atoms as they move together.  The simulation applies the concept of...
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Chemical Thermodynamics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
All chemical reactions require energy. To explore thermodynamics, classes read and discuss its laws, exothermic and endothermic reactions, enthalpy in many forms, calculate enthalpy problems, and use Hess' Law to calculate enthalpy of a...
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Design Challenge: How to Keep Items Cool in Boiling Water

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Keeping items cool in boiling water... what? This engaging activity challenges high school learners to build a container that keeps butter in a solid state when placing the container in boiling water. Groups use previous knowledge and...
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Cooling with Sunshades

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Messenger's sun shade measures 8 ft x 6 ft and will have temperatures reaching 700 degree Fahrenheit on the outside while maintaining a cool 70 degrees underneath. In the third activity of four, groups discuss the basic properties of...
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Design Challenge: How to Keep Gelatin from Melting

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The inside of the spacecraft Messenger, which explores Mercury, will experience temperatures from 32 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit. In the final installment of a series of four space-related activities, groups spend time discussing and...
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Reversible Reactions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Most chemical reactions are non-reversible, but a few are reversible, having both a forward and backward reaction at the same time. In an interactive simulation, viewers see a continuous reaction. Your class understands how total energy,...
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Energy and Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Everything around you is related to chemistry and more specifically, the energy within a system. The video explores how energy, in its different forms, changes after conversion — given off as heat or absorbed as heat  in chemical...
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Norbert Rillieux, Thermodynamics and Chemical Engineering

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The man who invented the earliest examples of chemical engineering was an American-born, French-educated, free man of color before the Civil War, and went on to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics. There is something of interest for almost...
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Middle School Sampler: Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Focus on inquiry-based learning in your science class with a series of activities designed for middle schoolers. A helpful packet samples four different texts, which include activities about predator-prey relationships, Earth's axis and...
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Energy Flow in Ecosystems

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Emerging biochemists more fully understand the flow of energy in ecosystems as they explore the laws of thermodynamics and relate them to energy transfer in food chains. They also investigate heat loss from the human body and how...
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Efficiency of a Water Heating System

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Tired of waiting for hot water? Groups of three determine the efficiency of an electric water-heating device. They calculate the amount of energy it takes to heat the water and the theoretical amount of energy required to heat the water....
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Forms, States, and Conversions

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Searching for a way to integrate multiple concepts of energy conversion while captivating a middle school audience? This lesson presents topics related to potential and kinetic energy and offers the ability to allow pupil interaction. 
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Save the Penguins: An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Heat things up in your physical science class with this interactive lesson series on thermodynamics. Through a series of class demonstrations and experiments, young scientists learn how heat is transferred through conduction, convention,...
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The Ideal Gas Law

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Help young scientists connect the dots between pressure, temperature, and volume with a video on the ideal gas law. After first reviewing the formula for this fundamental law, the instructor walks step by step through nine different...
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Hess's Law Worksheet

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Challenge young scholars' understanding of thermochemistry with this skills-practice worksheet on Hess's Law. Given a series of five multi-step chemical reactions, students must determine the overall change in entropy for each.
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Energy Transfer (Heat)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
The pages of this resource are in landscape view and ready-made to use as slides in a presentation on energy transfer in your high school physical science course. Begin with pertinent vocabulary and finish with an explanation of the...
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Biochemistry and Glycolysis

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Definitely geared toward college level biology, this learning exercise is a survey of metabolism and biosynthesis. All questions require learners to write out short explanations, and a few include the analysis of graphs. The subtopics of...
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Edible Glass

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A nine-page narrative gives you the material needed to teach high schoolers about molecular structure, in particular, that of sugars. You may want to display the accompanying molecule diagrams through a projector to increase...
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Chemistry 142 Exam 2

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Prepared for a second semester general chemistry college course, this exam covers acid-base solutions, titration, solubility, and laws of thermodynamics. You can use this in your class as a test or a review assignment prior to a test....
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Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Heat

For Students 9th - 12th
This worksheet would make a nifty quiz on the laws of thermodynamics. Nine multiple choice questions assess high schoolers' understanding of energy transfer, specific heat capacity, phase change, fusion, and vaporization. It is short but...
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Heat and Thermodynamics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is actually a 10-day mini unit on thermal energy for your high school chemists. Every avenue is taken to get learners absorbed in heat: a pretest, a PowerPoint presentation, Internet exploration, demonstrations, lab activities, and...
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Thermodynamics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Concise, but comprehensive, this slide show introduces young physicists to the laws of thermodynamics. First, the foundations are laid. Examples are then given to help thoroughly explain thermodynamics concepts. Pertinent equations and...
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AP Chemistry Topic 9: Thermodynamics, Part A

For Students 10th - 12th
This is the first of several worksheets of this type on thermodynamics. Learners solve for specific heat, determine if reactions are endothermic or exothermic, write balanced equations, and determine enthalpy for different reactions....
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Metabolism and Enzymes

For Students 9th - 12th
Sketch the ATP cycle, label a diagram of the catalytic enzyme cycle, and write short answers to questions about the enzymes involved in human metabolism. This worksheet puts AP biology learners to the test. Assign it as a review homework...