Classroom Resources: Gases
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Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Stoichiometry, Partial Pressure  High School
Lab: Determination of the Ideal Gas Law Constant Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)
In this lab, students will collect a gas sample over water and use multiple scientific principles including stoichiometry and gas laws to experimentally determine the Ideal Gas Law Constant (R).

Kinetic Molecular Theory  High School
Demonstration: Diffusion of Particles Mark as Favorite (18 Favorites)
In this demonstration students will experience diffusion, and then model the process of diffusion of microwave popcorn “flavor particles” in a room filled with still air.

Kinetic Molecular Theory, Gas Laws, Pressure, Volume  High School
Demonstration: Inflate and Shrink Wrap a Student Mark as Favorite (42 Favorites)
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.

Kinetic Molecular Theory, Temperature, Heat, Temperature  Middle School, High School
Lab: Mega Marshmallows Mark as Favorite (41 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.

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**

Combustion, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Density, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Density  High School
Demonstration: Liquid and Gas Burning Comparison Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)
In this demo, students will witness the burning of a substance in its gas and in its liquid states. They will carry out the demonstrations themselves, and compare the results of the two reactions.

Gas Laws, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Ideal Gas, Temperature, Volume, Pressure  High School
Activity: Understanding Gas Laws Mark as Favorite (63 Favorites)
In this activity, students use an online program to investigate gas laws.

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 Mark as Favorite (85 Favorites)
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
Activity: Hot Air Balloon Mark as Favorite (40 Favorites)
In this activity, students use their knowledge of Charles’ law to build a hot air balloon and evaluate its design.

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.

Kinetic Molecular Theory, Ideal Gas, Gas Laws, Volume, Temperature, Graphing, Accuracy, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Finding Absolute Zero Mark as Favorite (12 Favorites)
In this lab, students will experimentally determine the value for absolute zero in degrees Celsius.

Entropy, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Molecular Motion, Intermolecular Forces, Density, Volume  High School
Activity: Connecting States to Entropy Mark as Favorite (22 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.