Day 129: Gas Law Mini-Labs with PhET

Over the next few days in chemistry, we will be using the PhET simulations to do 3 mini labs:

  • Pressure as a function of number of gas particles
  • Pressure as a function of the size of the box
  • Pressure as a function of gas temperature

We’ve been using energy and collisions as mechanism to model diffusion, thermal expansion of liquids, thermometers, drinking through straws, and barometers. So I really like this simulation because of the visualization of the gas particles to show energy and collisions.

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About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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