Lesson Plan Guide

Georgia Learning Connections

 

*TITLE:

Comparing the graphs of Boyles and Charles Gas Laws

 

*Annotation

This lesson focuses on the gas laws of Boyles and Charles and a comparison of the graphs that laboratory data can generate.

 

*Primary Learning Outcome:

Student should be able to use learned techniques in laboratory to write up an experiment and compare data from two difference experiments. The students should also learn about using a spreadsheet to write data and construct a graph using their data generated from experiment.

 

*Assessed QCC:

1: The learner should be able to utilize the following scientific process skills in lab explorations: observation, communication, metric measurement, prediction, inference, and gathering and interpretation information.

1.2: The learner will be able to judge procedures, data, and conclusions to find out the validity of scientific research.

3.1: The learner will be able to learn and use safety protocols that are specific to an exploration.

15.3:  The learner will be able to utilize the gas laws to calculate and describe the impact of temperature and pressure on the volume of gas.

 

*Total Duration:

2 and one half hours

 

*Materials and Equipment:

Refer to Laboratory, Click here for link

Spreadsheet program

 

Technology Connection: 

Computer with spreadsheet

 

Procedures:

Step One

1. Perform both Boyles and Charles Laws labs, click here for link.

Estimated Time:

2 hours

Lesson Materials to be attached:

Title: Boyles and Charles Laws Lab

Annotation:

Two separate lab exercises to enable the student to gather data to be used in graphing.

 

 

Web Links:

Title: Flinn Scientific www.flinnscientic

 

Step 2:

Using the data collected in the laboratory experiment, create a spreadsheet using a program such as Excel. Then graph the data using the graphing function. Compare the two graphs. Click here for a sample of students work.

 

*Assessment:

The students are assessed based on lab performance and graphing

Extension:

Students who already know the lesson can be asked specifically about the equation of the line or the slope of the line.