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NASA ANIMATED GAS LAB
From
Paul Bizot
GOALS
1.
Students will become familiar with the implications of the ideal gas law, generating curves for pairs
of variables, including demonstration of Boyle’s law, Charle’s law.
2.
Students will manipulate the ideal gas law into variables and “lumped constant” for each case
studied, to show why the graph for each case has the appearance it does.
3.
Students will obtain a more intuitive feeling for the effect of gas variables on molecular density (e.g.
number of molecules per given volume of gas)
OBJECTIVES
1.
Students will perform animations of five pairings of the ideal gas law variables, including those
demonstrating
a.
Boyle’s law (number of moles and temperature held constant)
2.
For each such pairing of ideal gas variables, students will provide a sketch of the two variables
(plotted against each other)
3.
For each pairing of plotted ideal gas variables, students will algebraically manipulate the ideal gas
law to show why the graph has the form it does.
4.
Students may answer other questions as posed in the following
PROCEDURE
1.
Use Internet Explorer or NETSCAPE or other web browser to go to
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K12/airplane/Animation/frglab2.html
Which includes something which looks like:
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Read the 2 introductory paragraphs.
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 Winter '08
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