How Can a Small Spark Start a Huge Explosion?

Explore connections between electric forces and molecules using simulations, and explain energy transfers using the conservation of energy.

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Discover how electric forces and energy are connected to molecules. Explore various simulations to build their understanding of the relationships among electric forces, energy, and the relative distance of two atoms. Learn to explain the energy transfers that occur when molecules form and break using the concept of conservation of energy. This investigation builds towards NGSS PEs MS-PS1-1 and HS-PS1-4.

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Subject
Physics

Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation

Grade Level
High School

License
CC BY 4.0

► NGSS

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© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="Array">The Concord Consortium. How Can a Small Spark Start a Huge Explosion?. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2016, November 18.</a>

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How Can a Small Spark Start a Huge Explosion? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

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How Can a Small Spark Start a Huge Explosion? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 18), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

APA
How Can a Small Spark Start a Huge Explosion?. (2016, November 18). Retrieved 2017, August 20, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/Array

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Grade Level
High School
Subject
Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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