Reaction Rates: Speed It Up with Temperature!
- Understand how chemical reactions rates can be controlled and manipulated
- Analyze graphs illustrating the progress of a chemical reaction over time
- Determine chemical reaction rates based on data of empirical investigations
- Explain why chemical reactions are temperature dependent
OverviewTeach your students how temperature affects chemical reaction rates in this highly visual experiment! Students will investigate color change during the reaction of food color with bleach, and measure the reaction times using Google's Science Journal app.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
Svenja Lohner, PhD, Science Buddies
Materials per group of 2–4 students:
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Area of Science
Reaction rate, chemical reaction, temperature, collision theory