Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Understand what thermal energy storage is and the importance in providing energy to communities
  • Understand the science of endothermic and exothermic reactions by conducting an experiment

Curriculum Connections

Alberta
Grade 9 Science: Matter and Chemical Change
Science 10: Energy and Matter in Chemical Change
Science 30: Chemistry and the Environment
Science 30: Energy and the Environment

Length of Activity

1 - 2 hours

Materials List

  • Thermal Energy Storage Backgrounder
  • Learner Worksheet
  • Data Sheet

Experiment #1:
  • Beaker
  • Stir stick
  • Graduated cylinder
  • Thermometer
  • Timer
  • Yeast
  • Hydrogen peroxide

Experiment #2:
  • Beaker
  • Stir stick
  • Graduated cylinder
  • Thermometer
  • Timer
  • Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • Vinegar (acetic acid)

Online Lesson Format