Chemical Energy Teacher Resources
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Nuts! Calculating Thermal Efficiency
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.
6th - 9th Science 12 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Energy and Energy Conversion
Third graders investigate different energy conversions through hands-on activities. In this energy instructional activity, 3rd graders move through four stations and conduct experiments illustrating energy conversions. Wave energy, chemical energy, electric energy, and converting potential energy into kinetic energy are included.
3rd Science 14 Views 47 Downloads
Following a detailed procedure, technicians construct a fuel cell and use it to generate electricity. This terrific challenge can be administered to a physics class, a STEM class, or a group that is studying alternative fuel technology.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seventh graders explore about energy transformations and trace them in a simple closed system. They build energy "chains" of their own design. Pupils complete a hands-on project where they attach the "links" in a "chain" connecting a battery (chemical energy), wires (electrical energy), and a small motor (mechanical energy), and then add additional "links" of their choices.
7th Science 36 Views 151 Downloads
Get out those lemons, it's time to turn chemical energy into electrical energy! Kids make lemon cells that stack up on one another to change lemons and other conductive materials into a source of energy, strong enough to light up some LEDs.
4th - 10th Science 22 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Heat, Temperature, and Transfer
Physical science scholars discover an array of heat sources. They experiment to connect radiation to heat. They begin to understand thermal equilibrium. Then, they test to see if mass affects the rate of temperature change. Choose a few, or use all of the eight effective activities to provide practice using thermometers and hands-on learning about the nature of thermal energy.
6th - 12th Science 26 Views 107 Downloads
Lemon Batteries Revised
Fifth graders investigate how chemical energy in food and batteries is potential or stored energy. They discuss how batteries function, and create a class list of different forms of energy. Students then create a lemon battery that powers a calculator or clock with digital display, and complete a "Trace It To the Sun" worksheet.
5th Science 9 Views 60 Downloads
Wow! Colorful and simple, these 160 slides introduce the various forms of energy, along with a relevant image. Some of the images are animations, which help beginning physical scientists to visualize the flow of electrons or energy! This PowerPoint would be great to bring energy concepts to your class, including transformation of energy, energy transfer, and the law of conservation of energy.
4th - 8th Science 204 Views 474 Downloads
The Chemistry of Refining Crude Oil
Consider our energy sources: wood, coal, oil, uranium. Learners compare the pollution to energy produced for each. They practice fractional distillation of an alcohol/water mixture to simulate the process of refining crude oil. Thought-provoking questions are assigned as a follow-up to the laboratory exercise.
7th - 12th Science 9 Views 71 Downloads
Leaves: All-Natural Solar Collectors
Take a good look at tree leaves and notice the adaptations for collecting solar energy. Pupils trace the margins of five different leaves onto graph paper and count the number of squares covered. They then relate this infomation to the size of a solar panel.
5th - 8th Science 6 Views 34 Downloads
Intro to Fuel Cells
If you have a Hoffman apparatus or some other hydrolysis equipment, you can carry out this plan with your high schoolers. Through it, chemistry stars discover how redox reactions can serve as a possible source of electrical energy. They diagram the fuel cell, write the equation for the reaction, and calculate its efficiency.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 9 Downloads
Heat of Solution
After combining sodium thiosulphate and water students are directed to measure and record the data, and energy changes. The second test uses calcium chloride and the conclusion gives directions to calculate the heat of the solutions. There are seven questions to elaborate on the analysis.
9th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Forms of Energy
Using a suggested web site, 5th graders work together to find pictures depicting each of the three types of energy. They need to explain how each of their pictures represents a form of energy. A sorting mat file, Venn Diagram, and website are all included.
5th Science 8 Views 68 Downloads
What is Energy? Different Kinds of Energy
Introduce physical science learners to the forms of energy using this PowerPoint. The concluding slides present scenarios for discussing the transfer of energy from one form to another. Informative text is crisp and attractive, but the photo slides are blurry.
4th - 8th Science 13 Views 60 Downloads
How do plant & animal cells make and use energy?
Students show the relationship between the need for plants to undergo photosynthesis in order to generate oxygen. They see the flaws associated with this thinking because of the lack of CO2 and H2O and lack of sufficient gravity in order to maintain an atmosphere.
6th - 8th Science 48 Views 202 Downloads