Under Pressure - Boyle's Law

Module 1: Lesson 2

Use math to connect Boyle’s Law to scuba diving, gas laws, moles and Avogadro’s number. Learn and understand some of the most important safety rules of diving, like why you never hold your breath and always ascend slowly.

Lesson Plan

Essential Questions: What is the relationship between pressure, volume, temperature, and number of moles of a gas? How does this relate to Boyle's Law?

Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Use models to quantitatively, conceptually and graphically apply concepts of the Kinetic Molecular Theory
  • Understand how to represent volume to moles, particles to moles and Avogadro’s number in relation to temperature and pressure
  • Determine how pressure will vary with altitude and depth

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