The Chemical Behavior of Atoms

Assist your class with this colorful activity as students view and interpret changes in the hydrogen atom. They discuss concepts of the electromagnetic spectrum and use Bohr's model to predict wavelengths and light patterns, while calculating frequencies during their observations. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the Balmer, Lyman, and Paschen series to differentiate between light levels
  • Have students list common examples of each type of light on the electromagnetic spectrum
Classroom Considerations

  • This is the fifth lesson in a series of 9 related resources
  • Avoid viewing direct sunlight during any of these activities; it could result in injury
Pros

  • One activity introduces students to the complete color spectrum and allows an opportunity to expand on concepts
  • Appeals to multiple learning styles by allowing students to draw visual aids during completion of activity
Cons

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