Flame tests in chemistry involve the observation of emission spectra from combusting material in order to determine the chemical composition. Traditionally, this test can pose a risk in a laboratory setting. By using small candles, this flame test cuts down on the risk while providing the same scientific value. Students will observe the flame spectra through the incuded spectroscope and determine the composition of the burning material. This kit aligns with Next Generation Science Standards MS-PS1-1&2 and HS-PS1-2&4, and explores cross cutting concepts such as scale, patterns, proportion and quantity, and energy and matter. Contains enoug material for 6 groups of students, and includes teacher's manual, student study guide copymasters, and material safety data sheets (MSDS).
What's in the box?
- 1 bottle boric acid in methanol, 10% (5mL)
- 1 bottle sand, 500g
- 2 packages color flame candles
- 2 alcohol burners
- 15 diffraction slides
- 1 spectroscope
- 24 small trays
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol and Respirable crystalline silica, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Safety Data SheetDownload Here
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Cross Cutting Concepts
SCALE, PROPORTION, AND QUANTITY
ENERGY AND MATTER
DEVELOPING AND USING MODELS
ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING DATA
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Kit SpecsComes with instructionsRegulated:
Small Qty Exemption 49CFR173.4Country of Origin:
9023.00.0000CA Prop Warning Statement:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol and Respirable crystalline silica, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.