Gas Laws: Why Do My Tires Deflate in Winter?

How many phenomena in the natural world can you explain through the relationship between temperature, pressure, and volume? Science scholars explore the gas laws with a video from JFR Science. Topics include manipulating gas laws equations, direct and inverse relationships, and how the gas laws translate into everyday happenings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Make the video an engaging introduction to gas laws
  • Assign the resource as homework to prep pupils for the next day's lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • The content assumes no prior knowledge of the gas laws, making it perfect for beginners
Pros
  • Tires deflating due to temperature makes a great topic for problem-based learning
  • From  managing volume units to converting to Kelvin, the narrator covers it all!
Cons
  • None
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