Classroom Resources: Gases


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  • Pressure, SI Units, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Investigating the Power of Air Pressure Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate air pressure through several short experiments. They will become more familiar with the concept of air pressure and its corresponding units of measurement. Students will be challenged to interpret their observations through modeling particle diagrams.

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

    Lesson Plan: Fireworks Emergency Lesson Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

    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 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.

  • Partial Pressure, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Pressure, Molar Mass, Measurements, Error Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Molar Mass of Butane Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will experimentally determine the molar mass of butane using Dalton’s law and the ideal gas law. They will also calculate the percent error and explain possible sources of error.

  • Partial Pressure, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Molar Mass, Pressure, Measurements, Error Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Determination of the Molar Mass of Butane Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will experimentally determine the molar mass of a gas, specifically butane (C4H10), by collection over water. This experiment is an inquiry based experiment for 2nd year chemistry or AP chemistry students who have previously collected an insoluble gas.

  • Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Concentration, Pressure, Temperature | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Exploring Gas Solubility Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will explore how changes in pressure and temperature affect the solubility of a gas in an aqueous solution. In addition, students will have the opportunity in a post-demonstration reflection activity to practice using data (in this case their demonstration observations) to make evidence based claims.

  • Gas Laws, Pressure, Volume | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Deriving the Gas Laws Mark as Favorite (52 Favorites)

    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 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Robert Boyle Video Questions Mark as Favorite (16 Favorites)

    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.

  • 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!

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Robert Boyle Video Mark as Favorite (35 Favorites)

    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 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 | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Understanding Gas Laws Mark as Favorite (63 Favorites)

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

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

    Lab: Three Station Gas Lab Mark as Favorite (80 Favorites)

    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.

  • Pressure | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: The Power of Air Pressure Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will learn to appreciate the power of air pressure.

  • 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 Mark as Favorite (15 Favorites)

    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, Pressure, Volume | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: The Growing Marshmallow Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate the relationship between volume and pressure of a gas, using a plastic syringe and a marshmallow.

  • 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 (84 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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Hot Air Balloon Mark as Favorite (39 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (15 Favorites)

    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 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 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 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.

  • 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 Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

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

  • Chemical Change, Pressure, Reaction Rate, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Conservation of Matter | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Rocket Challenge Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will have the opportunity to construct a rocket, with the challenges of both designing it and preparing a chemical reaction for its “fuel” in order to propel the rocket over the furthest distance. Students will investigate available materials, quantities and ratios during allotted planning and testing phases. Student will record their plans, modifications and designs during the process. The lab will culminate with a competition amongst students to see whose rocket will travel the longest distance.

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