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Additional Resources for you to Explore
Harriet’s analogy of getting a date for the dance is a common way to explain chemical reactions. Write your own analogy or story that explains the same concepts in your own creative way.
Analogies can only go so far in explaining actual scientific concepts. What are some of the ways this analogy “breaks down” and does not accurately represent the nature of chemical reactions?
PhET Interactive Simulations: Reactions & Rates
Purdue University Chemistry: Kinetics
Annenberg Learner: Reactions in Chemistry
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