ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Science (8 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Mentos, Soda, and Nucleation
Description: In this lesson, Mentos candy and different types of soda are used to show examples of nucleation, surface tension, surface area, polar attractions, and supersaturated materials. A video will be used to show the examples and the students will then work in groups to determine what their hypothesis is about what is happening and why. The students will be given a chance to debate with other students about why their hypothesis is correct. This lesson could be used in eighth grade physical science, physical science, chemistry, and/or physics.
Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Equilibrium Constants, Reactant and Product Concentrations, and Related Calculations.
Description: This lesson is meant to give an introduction of equilibrium constant expressions to the students. They are given balanced chemical equations and then asked to write the equilibrium constant expressions for them. The students will be given feedback in case of error and the feedback will include the correct answers.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Title: Cold Car Start
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how wind chill affects car engines. Wind makes the temperature feel colder because it carries heat away from our bodies; it affects car engines in a similar way. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12