# Classroom Resources: Gases

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• Atomic Spectra, Electrons, Redox Reaction, Gas Laws, Temperature, Volume, Pressure | High School

### Lesson Plan: Fireworks Emergency Lesson

In this lesson, students will learn about electron structure, spectroscopy, gas laws, redox reactions, thermochemistry, and safety through reading the highly rated ChemMatters article, Fireworks! The lesson includes several activities to help promote literacy in the science classroom related to the reading. This lesson could be easily used as an emergency lesson plan for a substitute teacher, as most of the activities are self-guided.

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

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Animation Activity: Gases

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.

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Volume | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

### Access is an AACT member benefit. 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, Volume, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Gases Animation

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 | High School

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

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

• Gas Laws, Pressure, Temperature, 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.

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

### Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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

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

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

• Kinetic Molecular Theory, Pressure, Gas Laws, Volume, Temperature, SI Units, Molecular Motion | 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.

• Density, Pressure, Temperature, Volume, Density, Error Analysis, Error Analysis, Measurements | 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.

• Kinetic Molecular Theory, Ideal Gas, Gas Laws, Volume, Temperature, Graphing, Accuracy, 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, Volume, Temperature, 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.

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

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

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

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

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