How Do We Use Energy?

The energy in chemical processes and everyday life

One of the best ways to establish a concept is to provide multiple examples of the concept in action. In this section we present a number of activities where students investigate energy through chemical and physical reactions. The activities present chemical processes that will be familiar to students through their everyday lives, but focus on how energy is involved in the changes they observe. These ideas are reinforced with a chemical demonstration, a video, and an article on the chemistry of explosives.

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Lab Investigations, Demos and Videos