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Innovating Science® - American Chemical Society: Glow It Up Lab Activity

American Chemical Society: Glow It Up Lab Activity

Product # IS2552

This lesson, developed by the American Chemical Society through grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, explores chemical reactions that release energy in the form of light, know as chemiluminescence. Teachers begin with a demonstration that uses a luminol mixture and oxidizer to start a chemical reaction that glows. Students will then conduct an experiment to see how the amount of oxidizer affects the brightness and duration of the light. Students will also add a fluorescent highlighter dye to the reaction to see how this affects the brightness and duration of the glow. Additionally, they will learn about the invention of the glow stick and relate their experience to how a glow stick works.

Kit Includes:
9 x 5g Luminol Copper Blend
9 x 5g Sodium Percarbonate
8 Polypropylene Beaker
18 Small Plastic Scoops
1 Clear 10oz Plastic Cup
25 Clear 3oz Plastic Cups
17 Pipettes
2 Yellow Highlighters
8 pieces Construction Paper
40 pieces White Paper Squares, 1" x 1"
5 Small Glow Sticks

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

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