This resource is designed for students to be able to plan and conduct an exothermic reaction by creating a reaction with the given materials prepared by the teacher. Students will then be able to observe the chemical reaction occur and explain their observations through oral and written language.
Colorful, or black and white, version is attached! Complete PowerPoint with Directions, Standards and Objectives, Materials, Student Worksheet, Guiding Discussion Questions, and Video link.
This resource is aligned with NGSS Standards:
MS-PS1-6: Plan and conduct an experiment using exothermic and endothermic reactions to explain that the type and concentration of the reacting substances affects the amount of thermal energy released or absorbed.
Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed. Emphasis is on qualitative molecular-level models of solids, liquids, and gases to show that adding or removing thermal energy increases or decreases kinetic energy of the particles until a change of state occurs. Examples of models could include drawings and diagrams. Examples of particles could include molecules or inert atoms. Examples of pure substances could include water, carbon dioxide, and helium.