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In this problem, the challenge to students is to determine in what ways are the matter and energy changes in burning wood similar to and different from those in burning food for energy? What are the matter and energy changes that occur when a plant grows? Burning wood was chosen as the context for this problem as something familiar to students. Other examples of combustion of organic materials can be used, such as burning paper or candles. A materials list, teacher background information, safety practices, references, assessment, and outcomes are provided. This book selection includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Catalog of Problems, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, References, and Index.


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Type Book ChapterPub Date 6/10/2016Pages 32Stock # PB408X2_8.2

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