Molar Heat of Fusion for Water

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How can you describe heat of fusion in a way the class understands and relates the importance of this concept to present day issues? In this third lesson of the series, learners conduct an experiment, demonstrating the flow of heat through a solution, and determine at what point that transfer halts. They also perform data collection for heat of water fusion and figure out the amount of heat necessary to melt an ice cube.


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Instructional Ideas
  • Visit a local zoo or area where cold-bodied animals are kept, allowing students to witness these creatures up close
  • Discuss how environment change affects animals' ability to survive in natural conditions and have them predict what could happen if global warming continues at its current pace 
Classroom Considerations
  • Make certain pupils wear safety goggles and aprons during the lab to avoid burns and potential hazards
  • Ensure any cords used are properly placed to avoid tripping


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  • Information contained in the lab is directly related to current environmental concerns, such as global warming
  • Differentiated instruction is possible with minor edits of the lab
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