OLD MATH ASSIGNMENTS
If you never turned in that old project in math class, and you are ready to take care of business, then this is the
page for you!
Weight of the Air Assignment:  I can apply scientific notation to solve a problem involving extremely small and
large numbers.  Question:  HOW MUCH DOES THE AIR WEIGH IN MR. WARD'S CLASSROOM?

To do this assignment, we had to
1) Find the total volume of the room in Liters
2) Find the portion of the air that each gas makes up (how many Liters of Nitrogen, etc.
3) You have the number of Liters after doing step 2, you have the weight of one Liter of each gas in grams.  
You can find the weight of each type of gas in the room in grams.
4) Convert the grams in kilograms.
5) Add it all up and you will know how much the air weighs in the room.
6) Write a one or two page essay explaining:
 a) What we had to figure out in order to find out the weight of the air.
 b) Talk about which was easier: Doing it all using scientific notation or doing it all with standard numbers?
 c)  Talk about what you learned, what was easy and what was challenging.
 d) Remember to report the results.  Were you surprised (or not) by the weight of the air in the room?  
BONUS:  Find out the Minor Gases and find out how many particles of gas are in the room.
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