Emission Spectra Teacher Resources
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Discovery 4-1 Atomic Emission Spectra
In this emission spectra worksheet, learners use a spectroscope to observe three types of spectra. These include continuous spectrum, emission spectrum and absorption spectrum.
Stellar Fingerprints: the Spectra of Stars
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.
Atomic Spectra and the Bohr Model
Students contrast the different spectras. In this color and light instructional activity students explain the elements of emission spectra and match colors.
Emission Spectra Lab
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.
Atomic Emission Spectra and the Bohr Model of the Atom
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
Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Atomic Spectra
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.
The Sun: Earth's External Heat Engine Part 1 of the Astronomy Model
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.
The Sun: Earth's External Heat Engine - Part 1 of the Astronomy Model
Designed by School Power...NaturallySM, this lesson 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.
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.
In this spectroscopy worksheet, students 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.
Measuring the Wavelengths of Visible Light
Young scholars demonstrate use of an Emission tube power supply, a diffraction grating, and a scientific calculator to determine the different wavelengths of light.
Atomic Absorption Determination of Zinc and Copper in a Multivitamin
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.
Spectral Analysis with DVDs and CDs
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 instructional activity on the electromagnetic spectrum is that it comes with a worksheet and adequate teacher's notes.
Energy and Light
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.
Color and Spectrum
Students examine the spectra of light sources that have similar colors. For this light lesson students complete an activity using various lights in the classroom and discuss the colors and the heat generated.
Students 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.
Worksheet 4-1 Atomic Spectra
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.
X-ray Spectroscopy and the Chemistry of Supernova Remnants
This link takes you to a comprehensive unit that delves into emission spectra and supernovas. There are four parts: How and where elements are created, electromagnetic radiation, spectroscopy, and the newest technology for studying our universe. Each part consists of three to six lessons consisting of an online reading passage and related assignment. A hands-on activity is also provided for each section. As you would expect from NASA, this unit is out of this world!
The Visible Spectroscopy Expert Witness Problem
In a simulated crime science investigation, chemistry or physics sleuths use spectroscopy to analyze solutions. The lesson gives learners practice making salicylate solutions, using spectrophotometers, calculating dilution amounts, applying Beer's law, and measuring volumes. It is a well-written plan that comes with student lab sheets. Use it when covering absorbance, wavelength, or emission spectra in your class.