Classroom Resources: Gases

1. Sort by:

1 – 25 of 30 Classroom Resources

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Volume | High School

Lab: Deriving the Gas Laws

In this lab, students will investigate the relationships of the variables related to gases. They will draw particle diagrams and derive equations to express these relationships. They will then combine these relationships to derive the combined gas law and the ideal gas law. Finally, they will use the molar volume of a gas at STP to derive the ideal gas constant, R.

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

Demonstration: Inflate and Shrink Wrap a Student

In this demonstration, students will observe two situations. First a student will be lifted off the desk as other students blow air into straws connected to a garbage bag in order to inflate it. Secondly, the class will observe a garbage bag shrink wrapping a student as a vacuum removes air from the bag.

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

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

• Density, Molecular Motion, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Entropy, Intermolecular Forces, 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.

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

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.

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

Lab: Gas Density and Relative Molecular Mass

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

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

Activity: Understanding Gas Laws

In this activity, students use an online program to investigate gas laws.

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

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

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.

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

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.

• Density, Temperature, Sublimation, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Phase Changes, Interdisciplinary, Physical Change, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Ideal Gas, Volume | High School

Demonstration: Ideal Gas Law using Carbon Dioxide

In this demonstration, students observe dry ice sublime while the CO2 gas fills a balloon. They then calculate the moles and volume of CO2 produced.

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

Activity: Hot Air Balloon

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

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

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.

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

Lab: Three Station Gas Lab

In this lab, students will investigate relationships of variables involved with gases. They will draw pictures and explain in words what they observe and why.

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

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.

• Density, Temperature, Chemical Change, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Dimensional Analysis, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Ideal Gas, Volume, Graphing | High School

Lesson Plan: The Gas Laws Unit Plan

The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach the Gas Laws to your students.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Lab: Finding Absolute Zero

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