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.
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The Visible Spectroscopy Expert Witness Problem
In a simulated crime science investigation, chemistry or physics sleuths use spectroscopy to analyze solutions. The instructional activity gives learners practice making salicylate solutions, using spectrophotometers, calculating...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Evil-doer or Do-gooder: Getting the Goods on Ozone
Ozone in the stratosphere be a good thing, while ozone in the troposphere causes all kinds of problems. Class members follow NASA's lead and build a spectroscope to see the different emission spectrums from a variety of light sources....
7th - 12th Science
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...
11th - Higher Ed Science
New Review Supernova Chemistry
By measuring the wavelength, frequency, and intensity of electromagnetic radiation, scientists determine the temperature, density, and composition of far away items. Scholars rotate through ten lab stations using a spectroscope at each...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th Science