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Energy and Combustion: Student Guide

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Energy and Combustion: Student Guide (pdf, 1 MB)

A printable handout with background information, safety, materials, procedures, and questions.


Understanding the rate of ignition and combustion of common household items helps make safer spaces. In this investigation you will build a calorimeter and make direct observations of the timing, behavior, and smoke of different fuels as they burn.

Complete this investigation to understand: How does the material the fuel is made of effect the amount of energy released during combustion? 

Be sure to explore the video showing this classroom investigation and related teacher guide.

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