Gas Laws Simulation

Monday, February 3: Last week, students were introduced to four different gas laws: Avogadro’s Law, Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law, and Gay-Lussac’s Law.  We conducted a lab using marbles to determine the effect of volume, temperature, and “molecule” number on pressure.  We also practiced solving problems using Boyle’s Law and learned more about the variables of pressure and volume.

For our work today, students will complete guided notes focusing on Boyle’s, Charles’, and Gay-Lussac’s Laws.  We will also focus in on the variable of temperature, differentiating between Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin.  Students also received an Exit Task designed to illustrate the process and expectations for solving a gas laws type of story problem.

Notes from class:

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Tuesday, February 4: We will complete our in-depth look at the math and thinking behind Boyle’s, Charles’, and Gay-Lussac’s Laws by completing the notes handed out yesterday.  Students will then begin working through the Gas Laws Simulation and accompanying guided work packet (AACT resource – provided by Mr. Swart).

Students interested in pursuing the Honors Option this semester also received an optional Gases Poster assignment that will be due February 28 and which will be presented to the class that day.  Students may work alone or with a partner.

Class Notes:


Wednesday, February 5: All 10th grade students are out of the building on a career-day field trip.  Non-10th grade students will have the class period to work on the Gas Laws Simulation.


Thursday, February 6: Students will have the entire class period as a work day to complete the Gas Laws Simulation. Students will also receive back their Exit Task from Monday to use as a study tool for the quiz tomorrow. The answer key is provided below:

Note: The quiz tomorrow will include questions about the Gas Laws learned thus far, and will also include math problems that require the sort of algebra reviewed in Monday’s entry task.  Students may use the guided notes from Monday/Tuesday on the quiz.

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