The Chemistry of Cold Packs

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How can it take water hours to freeze, but a cold pack can go from room temperature to near freezing in an matter of moments? Find out with this short video that explores the endothermic reaction that make these modern marvels possible.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • View this video during a chemistry lesson series on endothermic reactions
  • After discussing the video, have students perform an experiment where they investigate different endothermic reactions
  • Assign this video as homework in your flipped classroom, following up with a class discussion during the next lesson

  • Video engages learners with fun animations that support the content being presented
  • Resource offers students a real-world application of chemistry
  • Teachers are able to create customized lesson based on the content of the video

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