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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Understanding the Gas Laws

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Alicia Truitt (Teacher (K-12)), Aug 16, 2012
Comment:

This presentation on the gas laws is a great resource for the classroom.  There are so many fun aspects to it that will keep any student in middle school or high school excited about completing it.  There is catchy music in the beginning to get the student excited for learning and then funny sounds from famous movies when a student gets a question correct or incorrect.  This is a great way to keep them interested in the activity.  There are many real-world examples that students can relate to as well.  This activity seems to be a support lesson that is given after these laws have already been introduced.  It is a great way to review and further their learning.  At the end of the presentation, students need to create an item and them apply the gas laws to it.  The presentation is made for a variety of learners.  It is differentiated in many different ways: videos, music, sounds, text, and pictures.  Students can experience the gas laws in many different scenarios and contexts.

Technical Remarks:

This is a well-made presentation where students can choose their own path for learning.  They get to choose which gas laws they want to learn about and then they have the option of going back to review before they take a quiz.  The videos are great (one of which is from one of my co-workers) and they reinforce the principles at hand.  This presentation is easily navigated and the options are clearly listed.  Sometimes the buttons are hard to hit if there is wording in the center.  Make sure that the mouse is not on the words in order to click ahead.  Overall, this presentation is catchy and definitely made with students in mind.

Time spent reviewing site: I spent about 25 minutes going through the presentation and its videos.