What do rusting cars, fireworks, gelatin-making, and burning candles all have in common? How can bleach and battery acid be so corrosive yet so chemically different? How do hand-warmers give off heat?
This highly-interactive e-book from the National Science Teachers Association is packed with engaging text, interactive multimedia, and plentiful resources to help teachers, students, and other readers understand about chemical changes occurring around the world. Developed for teachers by teachers, content experts, and pedagogy experts, the Chemical Reactions Enhanced E-book provides detailed explanations of key science concepts, plus self-directed, embedded assessment to allow readers to check their learning. Teaching strategies and other suggestions for the classroom will help teachers better understand student preconceptions and inquiry learning. The book’s appealing multimedia and interactive simulations can also be used in the classroom to make key science ideas come alive for students.
Topics covered include:
A World of Reactions – Common reactions; reactivity; bonding Categorizing Chemical Reactions –Metal reactivity; oxidation-reduction reactions; acids and bases; free radicals Rates of Chemical Reactions – Reaction rates; effect of concentration, pressure, temperature, and shape; catalysts Matter and Energy in Reactions – Conservation of mass; conservation of energy; endothermic and exothermic reactions; initiating reactions; energy profiles
Features: Interactive simulations, animations, videos, hands-on activities