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This simulation provides a highly visual, interactive way for students to explore gas properties.  As they pump gas molecules into a chamber, they control volume, add/remove heat, and change gravity. A pop-up histogram helps them see the relationship between kinetic energy and heat. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).
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Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
= Adiabatic Processes
= Isobaric Processes
= Isochoric Processes
= Isothermal Processes
- Kinetics and Dynamics
= Kinetic Theory
- Models
= Ideal Gas
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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Keywords:
First Law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, energy, heat, ideal gas, thermodynamics
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Metadata instance created October 5, 2006 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
July 8, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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March 3, 2006
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Heat and Temperature
Unit Title: The Relationship Between Heat and Temperature

In this entertaining simulation, students pump gas molecules into a chamber.  They can control volume, heat, and change gravity. A pop-up histogram helps them see the connection between kinetic energy and heat. This versatile resource can be adapted for a variety of courses and learner capability levels.

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Topic: Heat and Temperature
Unit Title: Teaching about Heat and Thermal Energy

In this entertaining simulation, students pump gas molecules into a chamber.  They can control volume, heat, and change gravity. A pop-up histogram helps them see the connection between kinetic energy and heat. This versatile resource can be adapted for a variety of courses and learner capability levels.

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(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gas-properties).
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PhET Simulation: Gas Properties, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gas-properties>.
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PhET Simulation: Gas Properties. (2006, March 3). Retrieved November 26, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gas-properties
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Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Gas Properties. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, March 3, 2006. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gas-properties (accessed 26 November 2014).
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PhET Simulation: Gas Properties. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2005. 3 Mar. 2006. 26 Nov. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gas-properties>.
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