MS-PS1-6: Thermal Energy Design Project

Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the design, controlling the transfer of energy to the environment, and modification of a device using factors such as type and concentration of a substance. Examples of designs could involve chemical reactions such as dissolving ammonium chloride or calcium chloride.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to the criteria of amount, time, and temperature of substance in testing the device.




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Chemical reaction
Thermal energy
 - Releasing “exothermic” reaction (e.g. dissolving calcium chloride)
 - Absorbing “endothermic” reaction (e.g. dissolving ammonium chloride)
Design solution
Energy and Matter

Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes. (Energy and Matter)


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