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  • Educator John Pollard
  • Animator Henry Chung, Mark Storer, Noel Wong, Michael Field
  • Compositor Ricky Earl
  • Artist Ieuan Protheroe
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson


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Do you know the difference between exothermic and endothermic reactions? Here is a great YouTube video that describes experimentally how to make a cold and heat pack, what exothermic and endothermic reactions are, and the science behind each.

For a list of endothermic versus exothermic reactions click this link!