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Carbon Snake—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP9584

Price: $23.60

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Watch how your students react as they see the carbon come out of the sand and simulate a snake; it grows and grows! A perfect example of an exothermic reaction and chemical change.

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Watch how your students react as they see the carbon come out of the sand and simulate a snake; it grows and grows! With disbelief they will ask, where is it coming from? How is it possible? You will be able to explain the decomposition of chemicals when exposed to flames in the presence of oxygen. A perfect example of an exothermic reaction and chemical change.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit:
Isopropyl alcohol, reagent, 250 mL
Sand, 2 kg
Sodium bicarbonate, 100 g
Sucrose, 100 g
Evaporating dish, porcelain
Vials, snap-on cap, 25 mL, clear plastic


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter
Structure and function
Cause and effect
Patterns

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-PS1-4: Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
MS-PS1-5: Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.
HS-PS1-5: Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.
HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.