In Too Deep Story: The year is 1869 and work has just begun on the Brooklyn Bridge. The chief engineer is planning to anchor the bridge on an underwater foundation and the digging will take place inside the relative dryness of a pneumatic caisson. (A caisson is essentially a large box filled with compressed air to keep the water out.) As the pressure in the caisson increases, workers begin to fall ill with an unknown disease. Students will learn about and apply gas laws as they help the chief engineer with this difficult feat of engineering.
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Objectives: The student understands the principles of ideal gas behavior, kinetic molecular theory, and the conditions that influence the behavior of gases. The student is expected to:
(A) describe and calculate the relations between volume, pressure, number of moles, and temperature for an ideal gas as described by Boyle's law, Charles' law, Avogadro's law, Dalton's law of partial pressure, and the ideal gas law;
(B) perform stoichiometric calculations, including determination of mass and volume relationships between reactants and products for reactions involving gases; and
(C) describe the postulates of kinetic molecular theory.
Product is split into student pages and teacher pages. Teacher instructions and keys are provided in the teacher pages.
Air Pressure Mini-Labs
Factors Affecting Pressure Demo
Converting to and from Kelvin Notes
Converting to and from Kelvin Practice
“The Other States of Matter” Reading
DIY Caisson (Mini-lab where students experiment with a model caisson.)
“A Day’s Work” Reading
Pressure and Temperature Mini-Labs
Pressure and Temperature Notes
Pressure and Temperature Practice
Temperature and Volume Mini-Lab
Temperature and Volume Notes
Temperature, Volume, and Pressure Practice
Pressure and Volume Mini-Lab
Pressure, Volume, and Moles Notes
Pressure, Volume, Temperature, and Moles Practice
“Repairing the Damage” Reading
An Ideal Gas Virtual Lab
Graphic Organizer Notes
Ideal Gas Law Notes
Ideal Gas Law Practice
“The Other Side” Reading
“Caisson’s Disease” Reading
Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressures Notes
Finding Volume Mini-Lab
Supplying Oxygen Lab (Stoichiometry with Gases)
Removing CO2 Lab (Stoichiometry with Gases)
“A Third Possibility” Reading
Caisson’s Disease Research
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