In Too Deep: A Story-Based "Gas Laws" Unit (PBL)

In Too Deep: A Story-Based "Gas Laws" Unit (PBL)
In Too Deep: A Story-Based "Gas Laws" Unit (PBL)
In Too Deep: A Story-Based "Gas Laws" Unit (PBL)
In Too Deep: A Story-Based "Gas Laws" Unit (PBL)
In Too Deep: A Story-Based "Gas Laws" Unit (PBL)
In Too Deep: A Story-Based "Gas Laws" Unit (PBL)
In Too Deep: A Story-Based "Gas Laws" Unit (PBL)
In Too Deep: A Story-Based "Gas Laws" Unit (PBL)
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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.

Components:

Product is split into student pages and teacher pages. Teacher instructions and keys are provided in the teacher pages.

“Introduction” Reading

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

“FIRE!” Reading

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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Please see the preview for a list of materials, a suggested time frame, and a sample activity.

Total Pages
96 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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