Guide to Propulsion
Reaction of Gases
Grade Level: 6-8
as Inquiry - Develop abilities and understandings necessary to do
Physical Science - Develop an understanding of properties
and changes of properties in matter, motion and forces, and transference
Tools - Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g.,
environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments,
Web tools) to support learning and research.
Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently
use on-line information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research,
publications, communications, and productivity.
the Animated Gas Lab
slide, located under Static Gases in the Propulsion
Index of the Beginner's Guide to
Propulsion, you will use the information to complete the activity
dealing with the way gases react to outside forces.
Beginner's Guide to Propulsion is a Web site of information prepared
at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand aircraft engine
propulsion. In the Propulsion Index,
locate Static Gases and open the slide entitled Animated
Gas Lab. Study the slide and use it as background information to help
you complete the activity.
You, or you
and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy and/or feasibility
of your answers.
demonstrate the ability to understand and use information found at the
Beginner's Guide to Propulsion Web
site to determine the response of a gas when manipulated in a variety
Devon Williams, J. P. McConnell Middle School, Loganville, Georgia