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

    Activity: Robert Boyle Video Questions

    In this activity, students will watch a video and answer questions about Robert Boyle. They will learn about his impact in chemistry, including Boyle’s Law which describes the relationship between pressure and volume of a gas.

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

    Demonstration: Candle Mystery

    In this demonstration, students will observe and analyze how the change in temperature of a gas can affect the volume of a gas.

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

    Video: Robert Boyle Video

    This video tells the story of Robert Boyle, a great chemist and discoverer of Boyle's Law, which describes the relationship between pressure and volume of a gas.

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

    Animation: Gases Animation

    In this animation, students will visualize how volume, temperature, and quality of a gas are related. This is done qualitatively and quantitatively. **This video has no audio**

  • Gas Laws | Middle School, High School

    Activity: Hot Air Balloon

    In this activity, students build a hot air balloon to aid in their study of Charles’ law.

  • Gas Laws | Middle School, High School

    Simulation: Gas Laws Simulation

    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, Pressure, Kinetic Molecular Theory | Middle School, High School

    Simulation: 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.

  • Gas Laws | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

    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.

  • Gas Laws | Middle School, High School

    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.

  • Chemical Change, Gas Laws, Pressure, pH, Acid & Base Theories, Indicators, Solubility Rules | Middle School

    Lesson Plan: Chemistry of Pop Rocks

    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 | Middle School, High School

    Demonstration: Balloon and Flask

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

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

    Demonstration: Make the Water Rise!

    In this demonstration, students will observe the impact of temperature change on a gas through an engaging demonstration using simple household materials.

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