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high schoolChemical Reactions
What happens when sugar and salt are added to water? Check out this interactive tool by PhET to explore the chemistry behind the reaction of sugar and salt in water. Java is required. Dowload and launch.
Learning about Acids and Bases can be challenging but PhET has made it very easy with this interactive tool. Apply the concepts from this resource to enhance your understanding of how Acids and Bases differ. Java is required. Download and lauch.
PhET is providing a wonderful resource and simulation of the Greenhouse Effect. Visit the link to learn about how gasses affect our climate. Java is required. Download and launch.
- Chemical processes, their rates, and whether or not energy is stored or released can be understood in terms of the collisions of molecules and the rearrangements of atoms into new molecules, with consequent changes in the sum of all bond energies in the set of molecules that are matched by changes in kinetic energy. (HS-PS1-4),(HS-PS1-5)
- In many situations, a dynamic and condition-dependent balance between a reaction and the reverse reaction determines the numbers of all types of molecules present. (HS-PS1-6)
- The fact that atoms are conserved, together with knowledge of the chemical properties of the elements involved, can be used to describe and predict chemical reactions. (HS-PS1-2),(HS-PS1-7)
Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”
Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.