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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.
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.
A brief chemistry activity provides two different example problems. When learners complete the activity, 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.