Pressure Change & Volume of a Gas: Physics Lab


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What is gas pressure?

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1. What is volume?

2. Why does a marshmallow expand when heated in the microwave?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Figuring out how a change in gas pressure or the volume of gas in a space can affect the world around you can be important. So take this quiz that discusses a lab about gas pressure change and volume to check your knowledge on the subject. Some questions in the quiz ask for definitions of key terminology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test your understanding of these concepts:

  • Volume
  • Boyle's Law
  • Gas pressure

Skills Practiced

Measure your expertise in utilizing these skills by reviewing your performance on the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about a lab that examines gas pressure change and volume from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of temperature, gas, and volume to determine why a marshmallow expands when heated
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to answer a query about the reason a marshmallow would expand when the air is removed out of the space it occupies
  • Defining key concepts - make certain you can accurately define main phrases, such as gas pressure and volume

Additional Learning

Challenge yourself to expand your knowledge on this subject by viewing the lesson called Pressure Change & Volume of a Gas: Physics Lab. The objectives included in the lesson are:

  • Identify the units used to measure gas pressure
  • Understand why a marshmallow is a good test subject when studying gas pressure and volume of a gas
  • Learn the steps of a physics lab that investigates gas pressure change and volume
  • Define Charles Law