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In this emission spectra worksheet, students use a spectroscope to observe three types of spectra. These include continuous spectrum, emission spectrum and absorption spectrum.
Students explain how an element can be identified using emission spectra. They relate the emission spectrum of hydrogen to its absorption spectrum and identify hydrogen absorption lines in the spectrum of stars.
Students contrast the different spectras.  In this color and light instructional activity students explain the elements of emission spectra and match colors. 
In this chemistry lab worksheet, 11th graders identify the identity of the unknown element in the gas discharge tube and the identity of the unknown metal salt. Then, they describe how colors are produced by the two methods used in the lab. Finally, students imagine that they are forensic scientists given the task of identifying an unknown substance found at a crime scene. They select the method that would provide the most reliable results.
Students investigate the wavelengths of spectra lines for common atoms. In this atomic emission spectra lesson plan, students use a transformer and diffraction grating to observe the emission spectra of various atoms. They find the wavelength, they calculate the energy for each spectral line and they use Rydberg's equation to calculate the electron transitions observed. Students enter their data into a spreadsheet
Students become familiar with the variables that control Earth's solar energy supply. They explore the source and nature of solar energy, the genesis of radiation, and the structrue of the Sun, gas spectra are observed and sample astronomical spectra are analyzed.
Designed by School Power...NaturallySM, this lesson plan familiarizes advanced earth science and physics learners about the variables that affect our supply of solar energy. They examine gas spectra and perform calculations. There is an abundance of learning to experience within the 24 pages of this resource!
These attractive slides explain the basics of the electromagnetic spectrum and then display the emission spectra for a number of elements. argon, helium, hydrogen, xenon, neon and krypton are shown here and two graphs showing log scale of wavelengths and water vapor are given.  The source links of these details are provided. A simple but useful resource for your students for research and element details.
Students demonstrate use of an Emission tube power supply, a diffraction grating, and a scientific calculator to determine the different wavelengths of light.
Seven practice problems are presented to physics pros in this assignment. Given the wavelengths, they perform computations for emission spectra. This brief worksheet makes an appropriate pop quiz.
Advanced lab apprentices prepare zinc and copper solutions to which they will compare the same minerals from a multivitamin. Using absorption spectroscopy, they analyze the contents of the multivitamin for concentration. This lab can be used when studying emission spectra in a chemistry or physics class. Note that you will need to rely solely on the student instructions as no teacher's notes are provided.
After talking a bit about the visible spectrum, physical science stars build spectrometers in order to actually view it. Using a compact disc, they will examine fluorescent and incandescent light and then draw the emission spectra on the included worksheet with colored pencils. To fully carry out this plan and display the spectra of individual elements, you will need access to spectrum tubes. The bonus to this otherwise traditional lesson on the electromagnetic spectrum is that it comes with a worksheet and adequate teacher's notes.
Beginning with some general information about energy and then focusing on light, this PowerPoint is an easy-to-read note-taking guide. There is an abundance of text and a few diagrams of emission spectra, the Doppler effect, and other phenomena. The level is appropriate for high schoolers.
In this spectroscopy worksheet, learners compare spectra produced by various light, they test metals using flame tests, they observe bright line spectra and emission spectra and determine unknown metals using flame tests and bright line spectra.
Using spectroscopes, high school astronomy, physics, or chemistry learners observe emission spectra from several different sources. This stellar NASA-produced lesson plan provides terrific teacher's notes and a student handout. Make sure to check out other related lessons in the same "Imagine the Universe" series.
Students examine the spectra of light sources that have similar colors.  In this light lesson students complete an activity using various lights in the classroom and discuss the colors and the heat generated. 
Young scholars are introduced to moles and Avogadro's number, Bohr's model, Atomic emission spectra and quantum numbers. They also comprehend the current model of atoms and how electrons are described by quantum numbers.
Pupils calculate the Balmer series. For this physics lesson, students observe hydrogen lamp spectra using spectrometers. They calculate wavelength and compare them with their theoretical calculations.
In this atomic spectra worksheet, students answer eighteen questions about wavelengths of light, the emission spectrum, energy of photons, the frequency of electromagnetic radiation and electrons in the excited state.
Slides and slides of emission spectra bring this topic to light for your physics class! Exited electrons returning to lower energy levels is offered as the cause of emission spectra. In summary, viewers learn that we can determine the composition of stars and how they are moving by examining their spectra. A bonus in this presentation is that there are a few slides of review questions interspersed throughout. 

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