ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Gas Laws in the World of Aeronautics
Description: Students investigate the properties of gasses using the gas laws and explore the application to aeronautics.  This lesson is adapted from the NASA Education Guide Pushing the Envelope: A NASA Guide to Engines.  The activities used include the following:  Gas Laws (pg 27-28); Gas Law Problems - Boyle's Law (pg 29-30); Gas Law Problems - Charles's Law (pg 31-32); Gas Law Problems - Gay Lussac's Law (pg 33-34); Air Density (pg 61-62).  This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.