# Classroom Resources: Gases

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• Temperature, Temperature, Heat, Photosynthesis, Isotopes | High School

### Lesson Plan: Climate Change and the Keeling Curve

In this lesson, students will learn about climate change through reading about research behind carbon dioxide emissions, which led to the development of the Keeling Curve. Isotopic tracing as well as photosynthesis are briefly touched on. There are a series of activities to help promote literacy in the science classroom related to the reading. This lesson could be easily used as plans for a substitute teacher, as most of the activities are self-guided.

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

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

In this activity, students will use an animation to visualize 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.

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

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Exploring Gas Solubility

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.

• Kinetic Molecular Theory, Temperature, Heat, Temperature | Middle School, High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Mega Marshmallows

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

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: An Uplifting Experience

In this demonstration, students will investigate what happens to air when it is heated.

• Molecular Motion, Density, Density, Temperature | Elementary School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Observing Density of Gases and Liquids

Students will learn about and discuss the behavior of a gas using examples of convection and an optional teacher-led demonstration. Students will then participation in a lab where they will investigate water currents by observing the results of mixing colored warm water with room temperature water. The lab will be followed by a discussion about the molecular activity of the water mixture.

• Pressure, Temperature | Elementary School, Middle School

### Demonstration: EGGsperiment

In this demonstration, students will learn how temperature change affects air pressure, while observing an egg getting sucked into a bottle without being touched!

• Heat, Temperature, Temperature | Elementary School

### Demonstration: Global Warming in a Jar

In this demonstration students will learn about the cause and effects of global warming. Students will research about global warming, while also comparing it to a demonstration. This will help students to better understand the effects that temperature change can have on the planet.

• Temperature, Volume, Gas Laws | Elementary School, Middle School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Candle Mystery

In this demonstration, students will observe and analyze how the change in temperature of a gas can affect the volume of a gas.

• Exothermic & Endothermic, Law of Conservation of Energy, Heat, Temperature | High School

### Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Endothermic & Exothermic Reactions

In this activity, students observe industrial-strength snap sticks and chemical cold packs and discuss processes of endothermic and exothermic reactions.

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

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

In this animation, students will visualize how the quantity, volume, temperature, and pressure of a gas 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.

• Temperature, History, Interdisciplinary, Chemical Change, Temperature, Heat | Middle School, High School

### Lab: Greenhouse Gas Simulation

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.

• 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

### Access is an AACT member benefit. 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

### Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

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