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Alcohol Cannon Apparatus Kit—Combustion of Isopropyl Alcohol

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7410 

Price: $56.15

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With the Alcohol Cannon Thermodynamics Chemistry Demonstration Kit, launch students into a discussion of chemical reactions. This thrilling controlled combustion teaches students the concepts of combustion, thermochemistry and gas laws.

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Launch your students into a discussion of chemical reactions with this fun, safe and exciting demonstration. This thrilling demonstration of the controlled combustion of isopropyl alcohol teaches students the concepts of combustion, thermochemistry, exothermic reactions and gas laws. When the vapor is ignited, the foam ball is propelled across the room. Cannon is constructed of PVC and can be reused for many years to come. Includes safety instructions, procedure, demonstration notes and tips.

Isopropyl alcohol, 7" foam ball and safety lighter are required and available separately.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Alcohol cannon

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-PS4-1: Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.
HS-PS4-1: Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.
HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
MS-PS4-2: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.