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Gases Matter

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.

Gases Matter

Students will explore gases by observing a balloon inflate. They also will draw the conclusions that the balloon contains air and that air is a mixture of gases. 

Specific science concepts addressed in this activity include the following.

  • Air is made up of gases.
  • Gases take up space. 
  • Carbon dioxide is a gas. 

Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Numbers: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932


Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education