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Let There Be Light! Chemiluminescence Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7290 

Price: $99.07

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The Let There Be Light Chemiluminescence Demonstration Kit captivates students’ attention with four “enlightening” demonstrations about chemiluminescence. Students learn about chemiluminescence, oxidation–reduction, fluorescence and more.

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Captivate students’ attention with four “enlightening” demonstrations about chemiluminescence! • When light is produced without heat, that’s cool! Pour two solutions together to illustrate the light-producing reaction that takes place when luminol is oxidized.
  • Astonish students with Energetic Lights’ ability to exhibit luminous longevity!
  • Students will be de“lighted” as the same solutions appear a different color when exposed to a black light than when exposed to white light.
  • Ignite students’ understanding of atomic emission! Observe the different color light produced as various salts are heated to their excited states.
Concepts: Chemiluminescence, oxidation–reduction, catalysts, fluorescence, absorbance, transmittance, emission, excited versus ground states, atomic emission.
Time Required: One full class period.
Chemicals Provided: Calcium chloride, copper(II) chloride, energetic light solution, eosin Y solution, ethyl alcohol, fluorescein solution, hydrogen peroxide, luminol, potassium ferricyanide, rhodamine B solution, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide solution, tonic water.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Calcium chloride, flake, 50 g
Copper(II) chloride, 20 g
Energetic light solution, 500 mL
Eosin y solution, 1%, 30 mL
Ethyl alcohol, 95%, 250 mL, 2
Fluorescein solution, 1%, 30 mL
Hydrogen peroxide, McKesson®, 3%, 8 oz
Luminol, 1 g
Potassium ferricyanide solution, 0.6%, 500 mL
Potassium ferricyanide, 5 g
Rhodamine B solution, 1%, 30 mL
Sodium chloride, lab grade, 50 g
Sodium hydroxide solution, 5%, 500 mL
Tonic water, 1 L
Wood splints, pkg/30

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
MS-PS4.A: Wave Properties
MS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-PS4-2. Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
HS-PS4-4. Evaluate the validity and reliability of claims in published materials of the effects that different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have when absorbed by matter.