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Instant Light—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: Rhonda Reist, Olathe High School, Olathe, KS

Item #: AP9118

Price: $12.85

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With the Instant Light Chemical Demonstration Kit, save valuable preparation time and create lasting memories for students. Add Instant Light crystals to water and watch as the solution immediately produces an eerie blue glow.

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Add a few teaspoons of Instant Light crystals to water and watch as the solution immediately produces an eerie blue glow that will last for several minutes. Instant Light is a mixture of dry chemicals, including luminol, that when added to water produce chemiluminescence. Save valuable preparation time and create lasting memories for your students. Enough materials are provided to perform the demonstration seven times.

Concepts: Chemiluminescence, oxidation–reduction.
Time Required: 5 minutes
Chemicals Provided: Instant Light crystals.
Note: A completely darkened room is necessary for this demonstration.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
MS-PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter
Stability and change
Cause and effect
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS3-2: Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motion of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative position of particles (objects).
HS-PS1-4: Develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.