Entropy ParaDice

Students pick up one die of each color as they enter the classroom and take them to their desks.  The instructor then leads them through a set of interactive exercises and "clicker" questions.  A set of instructor directions, a student worksheet, and PowerPoint slides can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Curriculum Notes 

This demo is usually used during the third quarter of general chemistry as we begin the unit on thermodynamics.

Lead Time 
Three days of lead time is required for this project.

Up to 300 sets of:

  • one red six-sided die
  • one white six-sided die
  • metal case
  • student worksheet

see linked instructions

Safety Precautions 

swallowing hazard

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