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    In this internet-based activity, students investigate gas compressibility and gas expansion in a quantitative way. The end result will be an appreciation of Boyle’s Law and Charles’s Law.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • work with internet-based animations (Boyle’s Law and Charles’s Law) that allow scientific data to be recorded
    • describe in qualitative terms the relationship between the pressure exerted on a sample of gas at fixed temperature and its volume
    • develop a qualitative understanding of Boyle’s Law into a mathematical form of the law
    • describe in qualitative terms the relationship between the volume of a sample of gas and the temperature it is subjected to
    • use the Kelvin temperature scale
    • develop a qualitative understanding of Charles’s Law into a mathematical form of the law.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • student handout.
      Published 29 April 2014 Referencing Hub articles