This is a collection of 5 short and engaging non-fiction stories on the subject of gases. Each 3/4 page article includes 3 to 4 reading comprehension, opinion, or application questions. Keys and a bibliography are also provided.
P.S. These have been added to the Chemistry Bundle, so if you have this, just re-download.
Story 1: Noble Efforts (Noble Gases/ Scientists)
William Ramsey was involved in the discovery of nearly all of the noble gases. And all because he answered an ad in the paper.
Story 2: Putting on Airs (Gases/ Scientists)
The Greek theory of four elements finally was put to rest after more than 2,000 years with the discovery that air was made of multiple gases.
Story 3: The Tax Man (Oxygen/ Scientists)
Lavoisier made some brilliant deductions and changed the course of chemistry. Then he lost his head.
Story 4: Bad Air/ Good Air (Gases/ Medicine/ Scientists)
If "bad" air causes disease, it only makes sense that "good" air can cure disease. Sometimes that good air is cow farts.
Story 5: The Spoils of War (Gases/ Combustion/ Scientists)
Alfred Nobel made a product that made him one of the most hated men in the world. That's why he funded the Nobel Prize.