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Gas Laws, Pressure, Volume, Temperature, Graphing  High School
Lab: Exploring Gases Mark as Favorite (33 Favorites)
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.

Density, Density, Observations, Inferences  High School, Middle School
Demonstration: Qualitative Look at Gas Density Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)
In this demo, students witness three types of gases and observe their relative densities to air.

Gas Laws, Matter, Density, Density, Temperature, Pressure, Volume, Graphing, Observations, Measurements  High School, Middle School
Lab: Pressure Bottle Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)
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.

Renewable Energy, Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Volume, Pressure  Middle School, High School
Lab: Power That Stinks Mark as Favorite (21 Favorites)
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 nonrenewable and renewable energy sources.

Gas Laws, Volume, Temperature, Pressure  High School, Elementary School, Middle School
Demonstration: Eggciting Gas Laws Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)
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 hardboiled egg.

Physical Change, Physical Properties, Review, Mixtures, Separating Mixtures, Distillation, Sublimation, Phase Changes, Boiling Point, Gas Laws, Temperature, Volume, Pressure  High School
Activity: Physical Properties Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)
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, Volume, Temperature, Pressure  High School, Middle School
Demonstration: Crush the Can Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)
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.

Entropy, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Molecular Motion, Intermolecular Forces, Density, Volume  High School
Activity: Connecting States to Entropy Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)
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.

Density, Density, Chemical Change, Observations, Inferences  High School, Middle School
Demonstration: Comparing Gas Density Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)
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.

Chemical Change, Acid & Base Theories, Indicators, Solubility Rules, Gas Laws, Pressure  Middle School
Lesson Plan: Chemistry of Pop Rocks Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)
In this lesson, students will determine the pH of several liquids with litmus paper or a pH probe. Next, students will explore how pH affects the production of gas with Pop Rocks. Students will also investigate how Charles’ Law affects Pop Rocks. Finally, students will design their own experiment with Pop Rocks.

Gas Laws, Pressure, Ideal Gas, Volume, Graphing, Physical Properties, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Boyle's Law Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)
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, Volume, Temperature, Pressure  High School, Middle School
Demonstration: Balloon and Flask Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)
In this demo, students will witness the relationship between temperature and volume as well as temperature and pressure.

Conservation of Matter, Pressure  Elementary School
Lab: AlkaSeltzer Rockets Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)
In this lab, students will conduct a chemical reaction that will be used to launch a rocket.

Chemical Change, Gas Laws, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Volume, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept  High School
Project: Air Bag Stoichiometry Mark as Favorite (119 Favorites)
In this lab, students make realworld connections of stoichiometry with the design of car air bags.

Gas Laws, Molar Mass, Density, Temperature, Pressure, Volume, Ideal Gas, Physical Change, Observations, Density, Identifying an Unknown, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Molar Mass of Dry Ice Mark as Favorite (12 Favorites)
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, Volume, Temperature, Pressure  High School
Activity: Modeling Gas Behavior Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)
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.

Chemical Change, Combustion, Balancing Equations, Density, Specific Heat  High School
Demonstration: Methane Bubble (Dragon Ball Z) Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)
In this demonstration, students will observe the combustion of a methane bubble. This exciting demonstration can be used as a dramatic and engaging introduction to the concepts of combustion reactions, chemical change, and balancing equations.

Stoichiometry, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Pressure, Volume, Temperature, Interdisciplinary  High School
Lesson Plan: Mechanisms and Properties of Airbags Mark as Favorite (31 Favorites)
In this lesson students will learn about the mechanisms and properties of airbags, and examine the choice of airbag inflator from several points of view.

Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, Volume  Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Demonstration: Make the Water Rise! Mark as Favorite (18 Favorites)
In this demonstration, students will observe the impact of temperature change on a gas through an engaging demonstration using simple household materials.

Gas Laws  Middle School, High School
Simulation: Gas Laws Simulation Mark as Favorite (72 Favorites)
The simulation for the November 2015 issue allows students to investigate three of the fundamental gas laws, including Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law and GayLussac’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.

Molecular Motion, Density, Physical Properties, Density, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Temperature, Pressure, Volume  Middle School, High School
Simulation: Density Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)
The simulation for the September 2015 issue allows students to investigate the effect of changing variables on both the volume and the density of a solid, a liquid, and a gas sample. Students will analyze the different states of matter at the particle level as well as quantitatively.