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written by Pierre Sokolsky
This resource is a set of three web-based labs for grades 7-9 relating volume, temperature, and pressure of a contained gas. The interactive labs are designed to promote inquiry in an entertaining, yet mentally challenging format. Lab 1 investigates the effect of volume changes on the pressure of a confined gas at constant temperature. Lab 2 explores the effect of temperature changes on a confined gas held at constant volume. Lab 3 investigates the relationship between volume and temperature. Detailed lesson plans with objectives and assessment ideas are included.
This item is part of the Astrophysics Science Project Integrating Research & Education collection of Java-based labs for middle school and high school. See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)
4. The Physical Setting
4D. The Structure of Matter
11. Common Themes
This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.
Topic: Particles and Interactions and the Standard Model
Unit Title: Properties of Matter
Here are 3 interactive labs designed to promote inquiry in an entertaining, yet mentally challenging format. Lab 1 investigates the effect of volume changes on the pressure of a confined gas at constant temperature. Lab 2 explores the effect of temperature changes on a confined gas held at constant volume. Lab 3 investigates the relationship between volume and temperature. Detailed lesson plans with objectives and assessment ideas are included.Link to Unit:
Topic: Heat and Temperature
Unit Title: The Relationship Between Heat and Temperature
A great way to help students understand the relationship between heat and temperature is with a look at the behavior of gases in closed containers. This set of 3 Java-based labs for grades 7-9 is fun and interactive, yet also meets rigorous standards. Complete lesson plans are included. Try teaming it with the PhET Gas Properties simulation.Link to Unit:
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ASPIRE: Gas Particles in Motion:
Is Part Of ASPIRE: Lessons
This is the full collection of interactive Java-based lessons and activities by the authors. Half are related to Astronomy and half are related to general physics.relation by Caroline Hall
Covers the Same Topic As PhET Simulation: Gas Properties
An interactive simulation by the Physics Education Technology Project (PhET) on the same topic. Students can control volume and temperature as they pump gas molecules into a closed container.relation by Caroline Hall
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