Chemical Energy

Provide the class with a quick lesson on chemical energy as they are assisted in creating hot and cold packs to demonstrate energy transfer between objects. They observe the energy change in matter as it transforms and distinguish between endothermic and exothermic chemical reactions. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research the long-term effects of hypothermia and discuss their findings
  • Instruct pupils to look into the progression of increased temperatures throughout the history of our planet
Classroom Considerations

  • Take proper care when heating and cooling substances to avoid injury or burns
  • This is the fifth module in a series of eight related resources 
Pros

  • Multiple ideas allow for expansion of this activity into higher-level projects
  • Hands-on activity appeals to all learners and engages creativity
Cons

  • None