Students will be able to:
- sketch a graph of the pressure-volume relationship for a gas.
- calculate the pressure or volume of a gas after a change in conditions
Materials & Teacher-developed Resources
- Paper, pencils, textbooks, software
- Student handouts
- Balloons, syringe, hot plate, pressure gauge
- What happens to the pressure inside a syringe when you squeeze the plunger?
- The teacher will perform the demo with a marshmallow inside a syringe and ask the students to explain what happens
- Ask the students to draw the graph and write the equation for the relationship between volume and pressure of a gas
- have students perform computations involving Boyle’s Law