Reflection: Relevance Changing Temperature -> Chemical Reaction - Section 4: Connecting the Learning


When I share a video with my students we are often consulting an expert. It truly does take a village to educate a child. Sometimes they need to hear from another source that their learning is relevant. To middle school students this means that what they are learning is actually used in the "real world'. 

Many of my students have had sports injuries and a mishap in PE class where they used a cold pack to ease the pain. This video taps into that prior knowledge and expands their understanding to include the chemistry behind the cold packs and hot packs they have seen before.

Using an "expert" takes the student learning out of the classroom. What they are learning is more important than a grade from their teacher. Others care about and understand what they are learning.

  Making Exothermic and Endothermic Relevant
  Relevance: Making Exothermic and Endothermic Relevant
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Changing Temperature -> Chemical Reaction

Unit 4: Chemistry
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT evaluate temperature change as exothermic or endothermic.

Big Idea: How do I know if a chemical reaction has occurred if I cannot see it?

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