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Product 12822

By: Patricia Mason, Retired, Delphi Community H.S., Delphi, IN and, Kathy Kitzmann, Mercy H.S., Farmington Hills, MI

The Kinetics and Reaction Rates Chemistry Activity-Stations Kit includes five mini-lab activities. Students study the effects of surface area, reactant concentration, temperature and nature of reactants and catalysts on reaction rates.

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How fast will a chemical reaction occur? Too slow, and it may not be practical. Too fast, and it may explode! In this activity-stations lab, students investigate various factors that influence the rate of chemical reactions. Five independent mini-lab activities are set up around the classroom. Each activity is designed to take about 10 minutes to complete, and students may rotate through the five stations in any order. Students study the effects of surface area, reactant concentration, temperature, nature of reactants and catalysts on reaction rates. Includes Teacher Notes with complete sample data, comprehensive background information, reproducible student handouts and all necessary chemicals and consumable supplies. Do twice the labs in half the time!

Complete for 30 students working in groups of three.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

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

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-1: Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
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-PS1-6: Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.
HS-PS1-7: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.