We created models with interactive physics, agent sheets, and excel and also found a web based application which could be used cohesively in a classroom to help students visualize the principles of the ideal gas law. The interactive physics and agent sheets models that we created represent what happens to a gas when it is compressed. The excel workbook helps the student understand the math behind the ideal gas law, and helps the student understand relationships of variables in an equation. The web based application mimics a physical experiment which displays the basic concepts of the ideal gas law.
This project addresses the following NYS Standards:
- ∗ Quantities (N-Q)
- ∗ Seeing Structure in Expressions (A-SSE)
- ∗ Creating Equations (A-CED)
- ∗ Interpreting Functions (F-IF)
- ∗ Linear, Quadratic, & Exponential Models (F-LE)
- STANDARD 1—Analysis, Inquiry, and Design: ∗ Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
- STANDARD 6—Interconnectedness: Common Themes ∗ Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
The primary file is a lesson plan, accompanied by supplemental files.
In the supplemental zipped files, you will find:
- Student worksheets
- Lesson plan
- Powerpoint presentations
Burdette, Daniel and Thompson, Todd R., "Ideal Gas Law" (2012). Lesson Plans. 322.
Agent Sheets, Excel, Interactive Physics