Properties of Gases

What makes gases so unique? Physical science sleuths uncover the facts about gases in a short video. The narrator compares gases to solids and liquids in terms of space between particles, compressibility, and reaction to temperature changes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource to further the class' understanding of the nature of gases
  • Demonstrate the effects of pressure and temperature on gases, or have students perform a lab to explore on their own
Classroom Considerations

  • Discuss the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases before watching the video
Pros

  • The video uses simple illustrations to make the properties of gases easy to visualize
  • Explains content so that pupils of varied abilities will understand
Cons

  • None
Common Core