An explanation of the effects of a lightning strike on an airplane is given at . Information about the oxygen and oxygen masks used on airplanes is given in this article: - airplanes/ . More sites on atmospheric pressure, altitude and the effects on humans The following Web sites give clear, basic explanations of atmospheric pressure: , ? ar_a=1 , and 132
. A great interactive Web site that calculates the air pressure and oxygen levels at various altitudes can be found here: . A table of atmospheric pressure at various altitudes is given at . The physiological effects of high altitudes are describes in this article: . The U.S. Army medical department briefly describes some altitude effects on the human body here: . This extensive article from Princeton University thoroughly explains altitude sickness, its prevention and acclimation: . The following two videos provide information about atmospheric pressure and include demonstrations of the effects of air pressure. They are both short and could easily be shown to a class. ( and ) More sites on Henry’s Law and Boyle’s Law A brief but interesting biography of William Henry can be found at . William Henry’s original paper, “Experiments on the Quantity of Gases Absorbed by Water, at Different Temperatures, and at Different Pressures”, can be found at this Web site: . This site contains a very basic description of Henry’s Law, as well as some sample calculations: Mixtures/Ideal_Solutions/Dissolving_Gases_In_Liquids%2C_Henry's_Law . A Kahn video gives a nice explanation of Henry’s law: - system/gas_exchange/v/henry-s-law . The Chemical Heritage Foundation provides this biography of Robert Boyle: - chemistry-and-gases/boyle.aspx . A brief history of Robert Boyle, a definition of Boyle’s Law and some real world examples of Boyle’s Law are given at ?
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