Gas Properties Virtual Lab
Fort Lee High School , New Jersey
, New Jersey
Summer Research Program for Science Teachers
Grade Level: 10
Unit: Gas Laws and Kinetic Molecular Theory
Objective(s): SWBAT develop hypothesis and procedures to demonstrate their ability to conduct an experiment. SWBAT predict the relationship between gas and varying temperature, volume and pressure.
Do Now: Read through the lab handout & write the hypothesis based on the purpose of the lab.
In Class: At the lab, assign groups
Read procedure aloud
Revisit what should be expected during a computer lab setting
What are the objectives for the laboratory?
Closure: Discuss findings using the following prompts:
What caused the gas to change its pressure?
What caused the gas to change its volume?
How did the size of the molecule effect the overall situation?
How is this related to the Kinetic molecular theory?
Review of Application Question:
You check the pressure of a car tire on a very cold morning; when you filled it, the temperature was normal room temperature. Now, it is 20 psi, the tire says it should have 30 psi. Could it be just a change in temperature, or is it more likely that it has a leak? Explain how you used the simulation to determine your answer.
HW: Lab Report