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Colored H2 Balloon Explosions

Students perform an experiment in which they put different types of salts in a balloon, fill it with hydrogen gas, and ignite it. The electrons in the salt molecules are excited by the heat and release energy in the form of light. Depending on the salt, the colors will differ.

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Resource Details

7th - 12th
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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