Hunting the Elements

With half of our students taking the SAT on Wednesday and Thursday’s attendance impacted by the light snow we received Wednesday evening, we invested our class time in finishing Hunting the Elements and then students were offered the opportunity to earn 5 bonus points on their Unit 3 Exam.  To earn bonus points, students need to complete the model depicted below and write an explanation about what is happening to the drum (focusing on temperature, pressure, and volume in the before, during, and after parts of the experiment).  Watch the video below between 1:44 and 3:18 for the experiment.  Have fun!