Driving question : How does the temperature change during chemical reactions?
In this activity students measure the temperature change in four chemical reactions and classify the reactions as exothermic or endothermic.
Concepts: Calorimeter, Endothermic reaction, Energy, Enthalpy, Exothermic reaction, Heat transfer, Insulation, Reaction heat, Reaction rate, Specific heat,
Grade level: High School (14-18 years), Middle School (11-14 years),
Activity type: Data logging,
Sensors: Temperature sensor,
Interface requirements: Single analog sensor input,
The Student Worksheet gives investigation instructions for students.
The Teacher Notes includes teacher commentaries such as didactical approach, exemplary questions, assignments and data analysis.
The Science Background describes the scientific principles that underlie the activity.
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