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Graphing Gases
Jackie Showalter
Mathematics, Science

Unit created on 9/1/1999 EST.
Last modified 11/11/1999 4:23:40 PM EST.

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Fundamental Understandings (help)

Students will be able to derive and use Boyles' Law and Charles' Law. Students will be able to manipulate simple lab equipment to measure pressure and volume. Students will use computers for word processing and spread sheet programs to present lab work.

Technology ISTE Standards (info) 

Technology communication tools/Research tools Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning

Information Literacy Standards (info) 

Standard 3: Uses information effectively and creatively, as described by the following indicators: -organizes information for practical application; -integrates new information into one's own knowledge; -applies information in critical thinking and problem solving; -produces and communication information and ideas in appropriate formats. Standard 9: Participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information, as described by the following indicators: -shares knowledge and information with others; -respects others' ideas and backgrounds and acknowledges their contributions; -collaborates with others, both in person and through technologies, to identify information problems and to seek their solutions; -collaborates with others, both in person and through technologies, to design, develop, and evaluate information products and solutions.

Relevance (help)

Students will recognize and utilize mathematics as a language for science and technology. They will practice using mathematics to describe their observations. They will practice using computer technology to evaluate data and communicate information. Each of these skills and understandings are important for the technologically competent citizen.

Assessment (help)

Lab write-ups and graphs Homework problems Quiz

Components (help)

Lesson One: Charles' Law - Introduce law, present sample data, students enter and graph using spread sheet program, problems to solve for homework Lesson Two: Boyle's Law -Students prepare lab write-up in groups using word processor, perform lab, record data. -Students enter data on spreadsheet program, and try graphing direct and inverse relationships of pressure and volume. - Groups compare graphs to determine that pressure nd volume are related inversely. - Students solve problems for homework.

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Workforce Competencies (info) (help)

Standard Title: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS (3.2) Students communicate in English and other languages using information, concepts, prose, symbols, reports, audio and video recordings, speeches, graphic displays, and computer-based programs. Standard Title: NUMERIC PROBLEM SOLVERS (3.3) Students use numeric operations and concepts to describe, analyze, disaggregate, communicate, and synthesize numeric data, and to identify and solve problems. Standard Title: COOPERATIVE WORKERS (3.8) Students work cooperatively to successfully complete a project or activity.

Boyle's Law
Charles' Law

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