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Teach the big ideas about energy in your high school chemistry classroom! Exercises, lab investigations, videos and demos focus on the fundamentals of chemical, mechanical, nuclear and gravitational energy.


What is Energy?

Energy types and how we experience them in practice and study


How Do We Use Energy?

The energy in chemical & physical processes and everyday life


How Can Energy Change?

Energy conservation, transfer, exothermic and endothermic


What Theories Explain Energy?

Thermodynamics—the theory of energy; enthalpy and entropy




Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry was developed by high school teachers and the American Chemical Society. This resource is funded through a grant from BP.

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All resources contained on the Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry website are available in one package, including investigations, demos, extensions, and links to multimedia.

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