The Transfer of Energy 3: Rust and Corrosion

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Title:

The Transfer of Energy 3: Rust and Corrosion

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This lesson is the third of a three-part series on energy transformation. All three lessons have the general purpose of increasing students' understanding of energy transfer, its role in chemical change, and the factors that can influence this change. This lesson reinforces students' understanding of thermochemistry and electrochemistry by exposure to a process that they observe in everyday life. Through a practical experiment, this lesson allows students to understand how energy transfers during the chemical changes that occur in the rust and corrosion process and the factors that can influence these changes.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
3 ) Examine matter through observations and measurements to identify materials (e.g., powders, metals, minerals, liquids) based on their properties (e.g., color, hardness, reflectivity, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, response to magnetic forces, solubility, density).


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.5.3- Classify materials (e.g., powders, metals, minerals, liquids) based on their properties (e.g., color, hardness, reflectivity, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, response to magnetic forces, solubility, density).


Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 8
Physical Science
4 ) Design and conduct an experiment to determine changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added to or removed from a system.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.8.4- Recognize that changes in temperature can cause changes in the state of matter of a substance; recognize that these changes are a result of changes in particle motion.


Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 8
Physical Science
5 ) Observe and analyze characteristic properties of substances (e.g., odor, density, solubility, flammability, melting point, boiling point) before and after the substances combine to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.8.5- Compare the properties of substances (color, texture, odor, state of matter) before and after chemical changes have occurred (e.g. burning sugar, burning steel wool, rust, effervescent tablets).


Tags: chemical, corrosion, electrochemistry, energy transformation, reaction, rust, substance, temperature, thermochemistry
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