Gas Laws

Science, Grade 6

1. Gas Laws
Scientists have discovered that the temperature, volume and pressure of a gas are related. In this virtual investigation you will study the properties of gas by experimenting with these three different variables. By holding one of these variables fixed, or constant, you can explore the relationship of the other two variables. The investigation will take place in a simulated lab that contains a cylinder filled with gas molecules as well as a thermometer, pressure gauge, hot plate and weights. In three different scenarios, you will change an independent variable in order to learn more about how the gas properties are related. During the lab you will collect data, plot graphs, make observations and draw conclusions. You will also identify the scenarios that demonstrate Boyle’s law and Charles’s law.