Decomposition Reactions

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Chemistry

Physical vs. Chemical Changes

Students use kitchen materials to look at changes and determine if they are chemical or physical changes.
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Physical vs. Chemical Changes

What speeds up a chemical reaction?

What speeds up a chemical reaction?

Learn about the role of yeast in this fun decomposition reaction.
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What speeds up a chemical reaction?

How can I make a volcano?

How can I make a volcano?

Create a model of an erupting volcano and learn about the structures of a stratovolcano in this hands-on activity.
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How can I make a volcano?

What is an exothermic reaction?

What is an exothermic reaction?

Things are heating up! Explore the temperature change that occurs in an exothermic reaction and the role of catalysts is this chemistry activity.
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What is an exothermic reaction?

Soapy hands

Stupendous Suds

Every time you wash your hands with soap, there are complex chemical reactions taking place.
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Stupendous Suds

Blue whale swimming

Can Whales Really Explode?

When deceased whales wash up on shore, people fear they might explode. Gas laws, decomposition reactions and organic chemistry can help us understand this fear.
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Can Whales Really Explode?