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Innovating Science® - A Safer Flame Test: Identification of Metal Lab

A Safer Flame Test: Identification of Metal Lab


Product # IS2520

The flame test is an analytical technique often used for the identification of certain elements, primarily metal ions. The color of the flame is observed and the spectra of light emitted from the flame is viewed through a spectroscope. Traditionally, this test poses safety concerns for students in a laboratory setting. This kit minimizes these concerns by utilizing small candles that are easier to manage in a lab setting. There is no loss in the clarity of the emission spectra from the candles, making it easy for students to observe and deduce what element is causing the colored flame. This kit contains enough material for 6 groups. Teacher's Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-1; MS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-4
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns; Scale, Proportion and Quantity; Energy and Matter
Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

Kit Includes:
5mL 10% Boric Acid in Methanol
500g Sand
2 pkg Color Flame Candles
2 Alcohol Burners
15 Diffraction Slides
1 Spectroscope
24 Small Trays

DOT Info:
Small quantity exemption 173.4
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only

*"Next Generation Science Standards" is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol and Respirable crystalline silica, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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