Nuts! Calculating Thermal Efficiency

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Oh nuts! Do macadamias or almonds produce more thermal energy? Energy enthusiasts find out with this experiment. The objective is to demonstrate to your class how the chemical energy contained in foods can be converted into useable energy, a pertinent exercise when studying thermal energy with your physical science or STEM class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Pros
  • Includes every step of the scientific method, including data tables and conclusion questions
  • Well-organized and attractive format keeps learners on task and engaged
  • Hands-on activity is part of an energy unit that contains several outstanding resources
  • A high-quality lab sheet for a classic experiment
Cons
  • None
Common Core