Explore the chemistry behind the airbags that keep you safe in a collision. Using a simulation, your classes find the best gas to use to inflate an airbag. The simulation shows the time it takes to inflate to a maximum volume. Individuals manipulate the concentration and type of gas and watch the resultant reaction. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have classes write a summary of their discoveries from the interactive activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Must create a free account to have access to the interactive activity
  • Expects a fundamental understanding of chemical reactions and balancing equations

  • Includes a link to an interactive that allows learners to practice balancing chemical equations
  • Visuals reinforce chemical concepts

  • Does not include directions or a lab write up for pupils to follow