Reflection: Lesson Planning Gases: They're Really There - Section 5: Evaluate

 

In this lesson, although teaching about gases and their structure, I felt introducing temperature was appropriate.  Because students were already familiar with molecule behavior and structure for liquids and solids, it followed that gases would be an easy next step.  

However, gases do not have a defined structure and this may present difficulties for students to conceptualize.  Because of this, introducing temperature allows students to understand that molecules are fluid and in constant motion in a gas and are reactive to their surroundings.  

  Why discuss temperature?
  Lesson Planning: Why discuss temperature?
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Gases: They're Really There

Unit 7: States of Matter
Lesson 6 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify properties of gases using video and a lab demonstration.

Big Idea: Through videos and a lab demo, students will investigate gases and the motion of their molecules.

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