With the Measuring Gas Production Kit, kids first cause a chemical reaction and then learn to capture and measure the resulting volume of gas in real-time!
Many chemical reactions in chemistry and biology produce gas as the main byproduct - whether it's carbon dioxide gas, oxygen, methane, or something else. Under typical conditions, that gas floats off and mingles with the atmosphere - making it impossible to measure it. This Measuring Gas Production Kit, however, provides the tools needed to collect and measure the gas emissions created by a reaction!
Get started exploring with five gaseous projects designed by Science Buddies scientists! For each project, gas measurement is either the primary goal or it's used to determine one aspect of the project. Either way, students get a memorable learning opportunity.
Using this Measuring Gas Production Kit, middle and high school students will learn:
- all about chemical reactions that create gas,
- how to capture the gas that was created,
- and how to measure that gas.
Instructions for this kit are available online. See below links to the instructions and more.
Use the Measuring Gas Production Kit with the following projects, found online at Science Buddies:
- Yeast Reproduction in Sugar Substitutes
- Yeast Metabolism With & Without Aeration
- Stopping Fungus with Antifungal Medicines
- Can You Change Chemical Reaction Rate by Changing Reactant Molecule Size?
- How Fast Does an Alka-Seltzer Tablet Make Gas?
You will also need from home:
Depending on which project you do, additional supplies, like water, yeast, Alka-Seltzer tablets, a stopwatch, and a lab notebook may be needed. Please consult the instructions for each project for a complete list of additional materials.
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Each Measuring Gas Production Kit Contains:
- Graduated Cylinder, polypropylene 100 mL
- Graduated Cylinder, polypropylene 250 mL
- Vinyl tubing, 5’ long
- Thermometer, Fahrenheit & Celsius
- 4 Squeeze Bottles, 250 mL
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