Classroom Resources: Gases
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Gas Laws, Volume, Temperature, Pressure  Middle School, High School
Activity: Animation Activity: Gases Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)
In this activity, students will view an animation that explores how properties of gases (quantity, volume, temperature, and pressure) are related. This is done qualitatively through the balloon and bell jar scenarios. Quantitative relationships, with the corresponding laws, are summarized at the end.

Kinetic Molecular Theory, Temperature, Heat, Temperature  Middle School, High School
Lab: Mega Marshmallows Mark as Favorite (42 Favorites)
In this lab, students will investigate the Kinetic Molecular Theory and particle motion while experimenting with a marshmallow. Students will observe how an increase in kinetic energy will cause particles to increase in motion. This concept will be extended into a discussion about additional real world thermal expansion examples.

Temperature, Heat, Temperature  Elementary School, Middle School
Demonstration: An Uplifting Experience Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)
In this demonstration, students will investigate what happens to air when it is heated.

Pressure, Temperature  Elementary School, Middle School
Demonstration: EGGsperiment Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)
In this demonstration, students will learn how temperature change affects air pressure, while observing an egg getting sucked into a bottle without being touched!

Temperature, Volume, Gas Laws  Elementary School, Middle School
Demonstration: Candle Mystery Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)
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, Temperature, Volume, Kinetic Molecular Theory  Middle School, High School
Animation: Gases Animation Mark as Favorite (40 Favorites)
This animation explores how properties of gases (quantity, volume, temperature, and pressure) are related. This is done qualitatively through the balloon and bell jar scenarios. Quantitative relationships, with the corresponding laws, are summarized at the end. **This video has no audio**

Gas Laws, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Ideal Gas, Temperature, Volume, Pressure, Density, Density, Experimental Design, Scientific Method  High School, Middle School
Activity: Hot Air Balloon Mark as Favorite (41 Favorites)
In this activity, students use their knowledge of Charles’ law to build a hot air balloon and evaluate its design.

Temperature, History, Interdisciplinary, Chemical Change, Temperature, Heat  Middle School, High School
Lab: Greenhouse Gas Simulation Mark as Favorite (32 Favorites)
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.

Pressure, Gas Laws, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Temperature, Volume, Molecular Motion, Intermolecular Forces  High School, Middle School
Lab: Gas Pressure Mark as Favorite (39 Favorites)
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, Volume, Temperature, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Graphing  High School, Middle School
Activity: Simulation Activity: Gas Laws Mark as Favorite (44 Favorites)
In this simulation, students will 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. This lesson accompanies the simulation from the November 2015 issue of Chemistry Solutions.

Kinetic Molecular Theory, Pressure, Gas Laws, Volume, Temperature, SI Units, Molecular Motion  High School, Middle School
Activity: Simulation Activity: Gas Law Variables Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)
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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.