Thermodynamics Teacher Resources

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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 understanding. After the lecture, learners go to the lab to calibrate a thermometer and combine sugar, corn syrup, butter, and boiling water to concoct a sweet confection. This is a tasty lesson in thermodynamics or the structure of saccharides.
In this thermodynamics instructional activity, students answer eight questions about reactions that involve change in entropy, they identify reactions as spontaneous or non-spontaneous and they solve problems using the laws of thermodynamics.
Students examine the efficiency of energy conversion as a consequence of the laws of thermodynamics by measuring the power radiated by a light bulb. Students compare the electric power input and the power radiated in order to calculate the efficiency with which the bulb converts electric energy to light.
Students are introduced to the concept of thermodynamics. In groups, they participate in experiments in which they discover how potential energy converts into kinetic energy. They use the internet to research the components of a combustion engine and explain the four-stroke combustion cycle. They use all of their information to create a Science Fair project.
Students examine the relationship between energy and the environment. In groups, they participate in experiments to discover the law of thermodynamics and the differences between potential, kinetic and mechanical forms of energy. They examine the different types of fossil fuels and determine which alternatives would be best for the environment.
While this resource does not provide problems for chemistry learners to solve, it outlines skills that they should have and concepts that they should grasp. Topics include thermodynamics, periodicity, redox equilibria, transition metals, and inorganic compounds. This could be a personal tool for you to help plan your curriculum, or you could hand it out to your class as a study guide prior to an exam.
Ninth graders explain the Second Law of  Thermodynamics. In this energy conversion lesson, 9th graders design a conversion system and test its efficiency. This lesson includes instructions on how to build the conversion system.
Students create and develop a travel mug. They create visuals and a three dimensional infomercial. They apply an engineering design and demonstrate knowledge of thermodynamics involved in heat transfer. They illustrate Newton's Law of Cooling.
Eighth graders study the Law of Conservation of Energy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. they create a pendulum out of either a rope with a bowling ball or barbell tied to one end.
In this thermodynamics worksheet, students match terms to their definitions such as enthalpy, equilibrium, bond energy, and heat capacity. This worksheet has 20 words to match.
More than a week's worth of investigation is provided in this source. Physical science stars experiment to describe specific heat, conduction, convection, and radiation. They also discover the relationship between mechanical and thermal energy. These activities are all illuminating. You do not need to use all 12 to thoroughly introduce learners to thermodynamics concepts, but each of them is sure to ignite understanding!
This is a review of how advanced chemistry learners handle thermodynamics equations and calculations. Charts and graphs are included for them to read in addition to solving related problems. You will find this resource useful as a review homework or preparation for a unit quiz.
In this thermodynamics worksheet, students calculate the change in temperature and the final equilibrium temperature of mixtures. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
For this thermodynamics worksheet, students answer eight multiple choice questions about the laws of thermodynamics. They calculate changes in systems such as internal energy and entropy.
Students watch videos about various modes of transportation, they examine the energy transformations that occur in each, and they be introduced to the laws of thermodynamics.
In this thermodynamics worksheet, students answer eight multiple choice questions about topics such as heat of reactions, enthalpy, entropy and combustion.
A brief chemistry worksheet provides two different example problems. When learners complete the worksheet, they practice calculating the specific heat of a metal and the enthalpy for a reaction. Teach your advanced chemists how to work with thermodynamic concepts with these example problems.
Review thermodynamics with your advanced chemistry class. When you assign this worksheet, learners apply their knowledge to a reaction between cyclopropane and oxygen gas. This is a well-organized and comprehensive exercise.
When first learning thermodynamics theory, your advanced chemistry learners could use these practice problems. They calculate enthalpy and entropy changes for different reactions and describe signs of change in different situations. This learning exercise employs different strategies for assessing student understanding. Use it as a quiz.
In this thermodynamics worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions about enthalpy and entropy, they calculate molar entropies and they determine equilibrium constants and free energy of reactions.