Gases Intro

Gases Intro Screenshot  Download  Embed
  • Ideal Gas Law
  • Pressure
  • Volume

Topics

  • Ideal Gas Law
  • Pressure
  • Volume
  • Temperature

Description

Pump gas molecules to a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, and more. Measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Describe the behavior of the gas particles in the box.
  • Identify the relationship between pressure, volume, temperature, and number of gas molecules.
  • Describe the relationship between particle-wall collisions and pressure.
  • Predict how changing temperature will affect the speed of molecules.
Version 1.0.5

Teacher Tips

Download teacher tips PDF Overview of sim controls, model simplifications, and insights into student thinking ( PDF ).

Teacher-Submitted Activities

Alignment of PhET sims with NGSS This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein updated by Diana López HS
MS
Other Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Earth Science
Kinetic Molecular Theory Intro Andrea Kirk MS
HS
UG-Intro
Lab
Guided
HW
Chemistry
Quick PhET Gas Inquiry C Burroughs MS Guided Physics
Introduction to Gas Variables Patrick Kalmi MS
HS
Guided Chemistry
Introdução a Leis dos gases Lee Marx Gomes de Carvalho e Talita Crispim da Silva HS Guided Chemistry
Guía de trabajo Descubre las leyes de los gases. Rafael Bueno MS HW
Guided
Lab
Physics
Chemistry

The new HTML5 sims can run on iPads and Chromebooks, as well as PC, Mac, and Linux systems.

iPad:
iOS 12+ Safari
iPad compatible sims

Android:
Not officially supported. If you are using the HTML5 sims on Android, we recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome.

Chromebook:
Latest version of Google Chrome
The HTML5 and Flash PhET sims are supported on all Chromebooks.
Chromebook compatible sims

Windows Systems:
Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, latest version of Firefox, latest version of Google Chrome.

Macintosh Systems:
macOS 10.9.5+, Safari 9+, latest version of Chrome.

Linux Systems:
Not officially supported. Please contact phethelp@colorado.edu with troubleshooting issues.

Design Team Third-party Libraries Thanks To
  • Chris Malley (developer)
  • Amy Rouinfar (lead designer)
  • Jack Barbera
  • John Blanco
  • Michael Dubson
  • Amy Hanson
  • Linda Koch
  • Ron LeMaster
  • Trish Loeblein
  • Emily B. Moore
  • Ariel Paul
  • Kathy Perkins
  • Carl Wieman
  • almond-0.2.9.js
  • base64-js-1.2.0.js
  • FileSaver-b8054a2.js
  • font-awesome-4.5.0
  • game-up-camera-1.0.0.js
  • he-1.1.1.js
  • himalaya-0.2.7.js
  • jama-1.0.2
  • jquery-2.1.0.js
  • lodash-4.17.4.js
  • pegjs-0.7.0.js
  • seedrandom-2.4.2.js
  • text-2.0.12.js
  • TextEncoderLite-3c9f6f0.js