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This tutorial for Grades 5-8 explores properties of gases in an interactive platform. It was designed to help students understand how the mass and volume of a substance are related to its density.

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Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Technology
= Multimedia
Fluid Mechanics
- Statics of Fluids
= Density and Buoyancy
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Thermal Properties of Matter
= Density
= Pressure
= Temperature
= Thermal Expansion
- Middle School
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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NOVA, active learning, constructivist learning, gas properties, gas simulation, properties of matter, science videos, simulations, videos
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Metadata instance created February 15, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4D. The Structure of Matter
  • 6-8: 4D/M3ab. Atoms and molecules are perpetually in motion. Increased temperature means greater average energy of motion, so most substances expand when heated.
  • 6-8: 4D/M8. Most substances can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas depending on temperature.
  • 6-8: 4D/M10. A substance has characteristic properties such as density, a boiling point, and solubility, all of which are independent of the amount of the substance and can be used to identify it.
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(WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, 2004), WWW Document, (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/science/density/index.html).
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NOVA Balloon Race Around the World: Hot Air Balloons, (WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, 2004), <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/science/density/index.html>.
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NOVA Balloon Race Around the World: Hot Air Balloons. (2008, March 17). Retrieved December 8, 2016, from WGBH Educational Foundation: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/science/density/index.html
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WGBH Educational Foundation. NOVA Balloon Race Around the World: Hot Air Balloons. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, March 17, 2008. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/science/density/index.html (accessed 8 December 2016).
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NOVA Balloon Race Around the World: Hot Air Balloons. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2004. 17 Mar. 2008. 8 Dec. 2016 <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/science/density/index.html>.
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A link to the home page for NOVA's Balloon Race Around the World project. It includes additional tutorials on the jet stream, the atmosphere, and history of ballooning. Don't miss the Teacher's Guide.

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