# Classroom Resources: Gases

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• Density, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Temperature, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Ideal Gas, Scientific Method, Volume, Experimental Design | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Hot Air Balloon

In this activity, students use their knowledge of Charles’ law to build a hot air balloon and evaluate its design.

• Gas Laws, Concentration, Molarity, Stoichiometry, Electrolysis, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Ideal Gas, Electrons | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Stoichiometry Set-up Method

In this lesson, students will learn how to follow a process of visual cues in combination with a step-by-step problem solving method for different types of stoichiometric problems. This method can be particularly beneficial for students who struggle with completing multi-step calculations.

• History, Temperature, Interdisciplinary, Chemical Change, Heat, Temperature | Middle School, High School

### Lab: Greenhouse Gas Simulation

In this lab, students will create two simulations of the Earth’s atmosphere. They will compare a control model with a one that has an increased presence of carbon dioxide gas in order to analyze how this effects temperature. They will also complete research in order to learn more about the makeup of the Earth’s atmosphere.

• Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Temperature, Volume | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Gases Unit Plan

In this lesson, students will investigate gases similar to how scientists learned about them “back in the day.” Students begin by investigating gas behavior, then they investigate gas density and use this to interpret Avogadro’s hypothesis that gases under the same conditions combine in simple whole number ratios.

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Motion, Volume | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Gas Pressure

In this lab, students will understand what causes pressure in a container and the variables that affect pressure (volume, temperature, number of moles) by mimicking molecular motion of gases.

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Volume, Graphing | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Simulation Activity: Gas Laws

In this simulation, students will investigate three of the fundamental gas laws, including Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law and Gay-Lussac’s Law. Students will have the opportunity to visually examine the effect of changing the associated variables of pressure, volume, or temperature in each situation. Also, students will analyze the gas samples at the particle level as well as manipulate quantitative data in each scenario. Finally students will interpret trends in the data by examining the graph associated with each of the gas laws. This lesson accompanies the simulation from the November 2015 issue of Chemistry Solutions.

• Gas Laws, Rate of Effusion | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Gas Laws

In this activity, students will examine gas laws by carrying out several computer simulations.

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Molecular Motion, SI Units, Volume | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Simulation Activity: Gas Law Variables

In this simulation, students investigate variables of a gas. From the computer models, they can see how pressure, temperature, and volume effect gas behavior.

• Density, Density, Pressure, Temperature, Measurements, Volume, Error Analysis, Error Analysis | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Gas Density and Relative Molecular Mass

In this lab, students will quantitatively determine the densities of four gases.

• Density, Density, Chemical Change, Chemical Change | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

### Demonstration: Fire Extinguisher

In this demonstration, students will observe a chemical reaction, and see how the product can be used to extinguish a fire.

• Gas Laws, Temperature, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Ideal Gas, Volume, Accuracy, Graphing, Error Analysis | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Finding Absolute Zero

In this lab, students will experimentally determine the value for absolute zero in degrees Celsius.

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, Volume, Graphing | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Exploring Gases

In this lab, students will investigate the relationship between the variables of temperature, volume and pressure. Students will engage in three lab station activities that each demonstrate a particular gas law. Students will interpret the results, graph data points and relate given data sets to each of the three gas laws.

• Observations, Density, Density, Inferences | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Qualitative Look at Gas Density

In this demo, students witness three types of gases and observe their relative densities to air.

• Observations, Density, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Temperature, Measurements, Matter, Volume, Graphing | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Pressure Bottle

In this lab, students determine the relationship between volume and pressure of a gas and its temperature and address the common misconception that air does not have mass or density.

• Pressure, Renewable Energy, Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Volume | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Power That Stinks

In this lab, students will experiment with creating and capturing biogas, and have an opportunity to look at how energy is created from waste. They will explore the differences between non-renewable and renewable energy sources.

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, Volume | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Egg-citing Gas Laws

In this demonstration, students will observe how changing the temperature of a gas will affect the pressure of the gas through an engaging demonstration using a heat source, water vapor and a hard-boiled egg.

• Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Gas Laws, Pressure, Phase Changes, Physical Change, Temperature, Sublimation, Review, Distillation, Boiling Point, Volume, Mixtures | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Physical Properties

In this activity, students will play a game to review topics relating to physical properties of matter, including mixtures, states of matter, and gas laws. They will be prompted with questions in a PowerPoint and they will use white boards to communicate their answers.

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, Volume | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Crush the Can

In this demonstration, students will analyze how the change in temperature of a gas can affect the pressure and volume of the gas. Students will watch an engaging demonstration involving a heat source, water vapor and an empty soda can.

• Density, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Entropy, Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Motion, Volume | High School

### Activity: Connecting States to Entropy

In this activity, students use blocks to model different states of matter and the Kinetic Molecular Theory to understand the concept of entropy. This is a concept mandated by SAT level or AP level high school chemistry class.

• Observations, Density, Density, Inferences, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Comparing Gas Density

In this demonstration, students will observe a reaction between baking soda and vinegar in the presence of a variety of different heights of lit candles. The initial environment has plenty of oxygen present in order to sustain the candle’s flame; however the reaction will produce carbon dioxide which will cause the lit candles to extinguish in order of height. Students will analyze and compare the presence of the gases in the container and make determinations about the densities of each.

• Physical Properties, Gas Laws, Pressure, Ideal Gas, Volume, Graphing, Error Analysis | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Boyle's Law

In this lab, students stack books on top of a closed syringe and use the volume change to determine the mass of the books.

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, Volume | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Balloon and Flask

In this demo, students will witness the relationship between temperature and volume as well as temperature and pressure.

• Gas Laws, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Volume | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Air Bag Stoichiometry

In this lab, students make real-world connections of stoichiometry with the design of car air bags.

• Observations, Density, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Physical Change, Temperature, Identifying an Unknown, Ideal Gas, Molar Mass, Volume, Error Analysis | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Molar Mass of Dry Ice

In this lab, students will use gas laws to calculate the molar mass of dry ice and then use the information to identify the compound that makes up this substance.

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, Volume | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Modeling Gas Behavior

In this activity, students will use models to predict behaviors of gas. They will conceptually and quantitatively solve problems, but the emphasis is put on the conceptual changes through modeling exercises.

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