Product Type: Software - Experiment, Simulation, Handouts
Materials: Lab Write Up, Lab Answer Key
Curriculum: Chemistry, Gas Laws
Level: Grades 9-12 & college
Used With: PC or MAC Computer (with projector for classroom presentation)
Time To Use: ~ 1.5 hours or 2 periods of instruction
Requirements: PC or MAC Computer with Flash plug-in
The Gas Laws Lab software gives students an overview of the three gas law relationships between volume, pressure, and temperature. Students can run three experiments using a computer simulation of a gas moving in a closed container exploring relationships between these three variables: volume, the size of the container; pressure, caused by the impact of gas molecules bouncing against the sides of the container; and temperature, a measure of the speed that the molecules are moving at. Students take data from simulations for three experiments: P versus V, P versus T, and V versus T, place data into data tables, and graph each of the data sets.
The software also includes several simulations to illustrate the change of pressure, volume, temperature, and mass.
A lab write up and key are included in both Word (.doc) and PDF (.pdf) formats. The lab write up includes pre-lab questions, procedures and data tables for the three labs, questions analyzing the graphs for each of the three labs, and several follow up questions.
The lab answer key includes sample data, the graphs, and answers to all of the questions.
The software is downloaded as an executive Zip file which, when unzipped, contains the following files. Open the GasLawsLab.html file to run the software.
Experiment Write-Up: gasexp.doc and .pdf
Experiment Key: gasexp_key.doc and .pdf
Preview File: GasLawsLab_Download.doc and .pdf
Flash Software: GasLawsLab.html and GasLawsLab.swf
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Chemistry, gas laws, Boyle's law, Charle's law, Guy Lussac's Law, dependent, independent, confounding, variables, direct, inverse, graphs, volume, pressure, temperature, mass, molecules