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This simulation/animation (1 of a set of 21) was designed to provide your students with a clearer understanding of various conceptual ideas in Chemistry, Physics, and General Science. The animations/simulations can be purchased individually or as a bundled set (see my store at PinnacleScience for significant savings).

As a veteran Chemistry and Physics teacher, I sought to construct a simple and useful (for students and teachers) set of computer animations/ simulations intended to provide my own students with a clear mental image of the many abstract concepts found in science. Through a combination of multimedia files and supporting documentation (including answer keys), this program has been successful throughout dozens of school districts and hundreds of individual students.


“CHARLES'S Law (JAVA)” is composed of an exceptionally easy-to-use computer simulation and accompanying workbook. Teachers have found success using the simulation as an effective teaching tool on classroom computers, SmartBoards, and in computer labs. Individual students have used this simulation on home computers to help clarify classroom lessons and as review for quizzes and tests.

The simulation allows the user to modify the temperature of a gas sample (at constant pressure) and observe the relationship between the temperature of a gas and its volume (at constant pressure). Users will be able to observe the behavior of the molecules within the gas sample and how their motion relates to the temperature and volume of the gas sample. During the simulation, numerical data is collected and graphed. The graphs (Volume vs Celsius Temp. and Volume vs Kelvin Temp.) are plotted to illustrate the direct proportion. The graph lines can be extrapolated to illustrate absolute zero.

The .pdf file is a 9-page manual which provides a step-by-step walk through of the animation (so students can use the animation on their own in school), multiple practice questions, and answer key.


The software is downloaded from TpT as a single “.zip” file which, when extracted, yields the JAVA-based Flash file (.jar) and a “.pdf” file for supporting documentation.

The simulation will run on either a PC or Mac and there is NO installation of any computer files onto your computer (no need to bother IT people in your school). The simulation runs as a JAVA-based Flash file (.jar) – simply double-click on the file. It could not be any easier!!!


The purchase of a single license of this product makes it permissible for the buyer to use the simulation on one computer.

The purchase of additional licenses allows other teachers in your building to use the animation and supporting documentation on their computers in their classroom. The purchase of 5 additional licenses (6 total) will allow the teachers and all the students in your building to use the animation and supporting documentation on their individual computers or in computer labs.
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