Most physical and chemical reactions that involve the release of light energy also involve the release of heat energy. One unique and interesting form of light-emitting reaction is called chemiluminescence, or “cool light.” Similar to the familiar glow of a firefly, students will create a chemiluminescent reaction in the classroom, and then observe the fascinating blue glow of the reaction, which lasts for over ten minutes. This is chemistry that never fails to amaze students. The kit contains enough materials for 15 groups. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B; PS3.A
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-4; HS-PS3-2;
Cross Cutting Concepts: Energy and Matter; Structure and Function; Patterns
Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information
15 x 25mL Luminol Solution
1 x 25mL Hydrogen Peroxide, 6%
15 Plastic Cups, 30 mL
15 Transfer Pipettes, 1 mL
*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.