Monthly Archives: January 2015

Drawing on the Gas Laws

I recently wrote about a quiz question that asked students to solve limiting reactant problem that depended on a picture, including they needed to draw their solution.  Most of my students had mastered the math and sailed through the calculation part of my quiz but then struggled with the drawing task.  We have moved on now to gas laws, so, ...

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The Great Squid Challenge

One of the things I love about gas laws is the possibility for inquiry labs.  I start with the conceptual understanding of the relationships between gas pressure, volume, temperature and number of gas particles.  Kids can usually predict the relationships between any two of these four properties; I use this PheT simulation to help them see these relationships after they make ...

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