What Changes Occur When Ice Melts?
Students explore the physical process of melting. They observe melting ice and answer questions related to energy transfer during phase changes.
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Temperature Changes in Dissolving
Alia-Seltzer tablets cause a very obvious chemical change, but do they also cause a temperature change? Each class member explores hot/cold packs, discussing how these temperature changes occur. Groups then design and carry out their own...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Global Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
One of the most vulnerable cities to the rise in sea levels is Venice, which already has periodic flooding. In the hands-on activity, participants design an experiment to show rising sea levels caused by sea ice melt and by glacial melt...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Climate Change: The View From MinuteEarth
How does climate change look from where you're sitting? See the view from around the world in an animated video. The writers from Minute Earth share how changing conditions are impacting the economy, health, and well-being of their...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Science of Ice
Chemistry concepts come alive against the backdrop of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games! Here is a captivating clip to share with your chemistry kids. It teaches how the bonds in a water molecule contribute to the formation of a lattice...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cloudy Climate Change: How Clouds Affect Earth's Temperature
While clouds may not make for the most enjoyable weather, they play an important role when it comes to regulating the temperature of the earth. Watch this video and learn how these giant masses of water droplets actually help to cool the...
7 mins 7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable