Gas Laws: What Can a Basketball Teach us About the Gas Laws?

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Ever have a tire or basketball that has no leaks go flat? The lesson starts with that scenario and scholars use a simulation on the computer to learn about three gas laws. The next day, hands-on experiments reinforce the same concepts. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in two basketballs, one inflated and one that is not, to help visual and kinesthetic learners
Classroom Considerations

  • Follow all safety precautions with hot water and heat sources
  • Class members will need their own access to a computer for the simulation portion
  • Third in a four-part series
Pros

  • Workbook provides details about three famous scientists 
  • Includes extension ideas
  • Relates a common object to complex scientific laws
Cons

  • None