3. III - Number and Pressure

Umit Aslan, Nick LaGrassa
45-50 minutes
High School


This lesson introduces a new tool called CODAP, which automates data collection and plotting with the model. They use CODAP to investigate the quantitative relationship between the number of particles in a container and the pressure inside. They sort and clean their data, then create a graph and find a trend-line. Students use the trend-line equation to predict and test their prediction for new pressure values.

Underlying Pages


Next Generation Science Standards
  • Physical Science
    • [HS-PS2] Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
  • NGSS Crosscutting Concept
    • Patterns
    • Systems
    • Structure and Function
  • NGSS Practice
    • Analyzing Data
    • Constructing Explanations, Designing Solutions
    • Asking Questions, Defining Problems
    • Using Models
    • Arguing from Evidence
    • Conducting Investigations
Computational Thinking in STEM
  • Data Practices
    • Analyzing Data
    • Collecting Data
    • Creating Data
    • Manipulating Data
    • Visualizing Data
  • Modeling and Simulation Practices
    • Assessing Computational Models
    • Designing Computational Models
    • Using Computational Models to Find and Test Solutions
    • Using Computational Models to Understand a Concept
  • Computational Problem Solving Practices
    • Assessing Different Approaches/Solutions to a Problem
    • Computer Programming
    • Troubleshooting and Debugging
  • Systems Thinking Practices
    • Investigating a Complex System as a Whole
    • Thinking in Levels
    • Understanding the Relationships within a System





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