Thermodynamics Teacher Resources
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Efficiency of Energy Conversion
Learners 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.
In this thermodynamics worksheet, 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.
The Thermodynamics of Pizza
Students investigate the laws of thermodynamics. They observe demonstrations of each law, read a summary, and analyze how pizza demonstrates the laws of thermodynamics.
Energy and Work: Transformation through Engines
Young scholars 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.
Fossil Fuel Sources, Usage and Alternatives: What Are the Options?
Learners 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.
Chemistry Module 5 - Specifications
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.
Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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!
AP Chemistry Topic 9: Thermodynamics, Review, Part IV
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.
Physics 210: Thermodynamics
In this thermodynamics worksheet, students calculate the change in temperature and the final equilibrium temperature of mixtures. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
In this thermodynamics learning exercise, students answer eight multiple choice questions about the laws of thermodynamics. They calculate changes in systems such as internal energy and entropy.
Simple Thermodynamics of Transportation
Young scholars 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.
Ninth graders explain the Second Law of Thermodynamics. In this energy conversion lesson plan, 9th graders design a conversion system and test its efficiency. This lesson plan includes instructions on how to build the conversion system.
Examples of Simple Thermodynamics Multiple Choice Problems
In this thermodynamics worksheet, students answer eight multiple choice questions about topics such as heat of reactions, enthalpy, entropy and combustion.
AP Chemistry Topic 9: Thermodynamics, Part A, Examples, Part II
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.
AP Chemistry Topic 9: Thermodynamics, Review, Examples
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.
AP Chemistry Topic 9: Thermodynamics, Review, Part I
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 worksheet employs different strategies for assessing student understanding. Use it as a quiz.
Travel Mug Design
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.
CHM 152 Thermodynamics (Ch. 16)
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.
Electricity and Thermodynamics Review
In this electricity and thermodynamics worksheet, students review the major concepts of both series circuits and parallel circuits, they review types of thermal transfer, they match electricity terms with their definitions, they fill in the blanks with terms related to electricity and the movement of electrons and they find current, voltage, and power in given problems.
AP Chemistry Topic 9: Thermodynamics, Part A
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. This resource is geared toward AP chemistry learners.