Science Sampler: Bubbles on a soda can: A demonstration of Charles’s Law

by: John Burns

The bubbles-on-a-soda can activity is an illustration of Charles’ law, which states that for a fixed amount of gas, there is a direct relationship between the temperature of the gas and its volume. In other words, if the temperature of a fixed amount of gas increases, so does its volume. The opposite is true, as well: If the temperature of the gas decreases, the volume decreases. Your students will "bubble" forth with enthusiasm as they engage in this hands-on activity.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2007Stock # ss07_030_05_60Volume 030Issue 05

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