Combustion Teacher Resources

From flames sparked by lightning to atomic blasts, humans have both feared and gotten a charge out of all the forms of combustion, be it spontaneous, internal, or exothermic.Set fire to learners’ imaginations with activities, lesson plans, unit plans, videos, and interactive resources designed to spark the interest of all grade levels.

Your elementary scientists can conduct an experiment that reveals the importance of oxygen to combustion, while high schoolers study the heat associated with combustion and then develop their own biofuel. Use candles to study the enthalpy of combustion with a lesson that offers a safer alternative to the traditional enthalpy lab, or heat things up with a video that shows young chemists how to balance equations for combustion reactions. An interactive simulation permits middle schoolers to mix reactants like silver, tungsten, and sulfur.

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