In Energy and Chemical Reactions, students will investigate and explain how chemical reactions release or absorb energy. The rate of a reaction depends on a number of factors, including temperature, concentration of particles and the presence of catalysts. Students will put this information to use as they employ the scientific method to perform a lab investigation in which they study the effects of temperature and limiting reagents on the rate of a chemiluminescent reaction. Also included is a look at how some living organisms use chemical reactions to emit bursts of light! Part of the multivolume Science Lab Investigations! DVD Series. Includes a Teacher's Guide.