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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Did you realize the visible light spectrum is less than three percent of the electromagnetic spectrum? A hands-onlesson includes five activities and experiments for scholars to explore and discover many advanced science concepts. They...
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The Visible Spectroscopy Expert Witness Problem

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In a simulated crime science investigation, chemistry or physics sleuths use spectroscopy to analyze solutions. The lesson gives learners practice making salicylate solutions, using spectrophotometers, calculating dilution amounts,...
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Goldilocks and the Three Planets

For Teachers 8th - 10th
It's great to have been born on Earth, not Venus or Mars. Pupils look at the spectra of gases in the atmospheres of the three planets to identify their compositions. They consider the amount of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide,...
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Marvelous Martian Mineralogy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
All you need is light. Groups use a reflectometer to find the reflectivity of specific chemical compounds. Learners compare the graphs of the reflectivity of the known compounds to Martian soil. Using the graph comparisons, scholars...
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Using Spectral Data to Explore Saturn and Titan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Saturn is really far away, but knowledge of its composition is within reach. Future astronomers learn how scientists use spectra to remotely determine the chemical composition of a planet or moon. They try out this concept by analyzing...
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Mining Asteroids for Space Treasure!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can humans really live in space? Which elements and compounds are essential for life? An informative video explores the concept of mining asteroids for important chemicals needed to support life in space. Viewers then identify the...
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An Analytical Chemist, a Biochemist, an Animal Scientist, and an Oncologist Walk into a Lab...No Joke

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Oncology presents multiple opportunities for research and the collaboration of many different types of scientists. Scholars divide into groups and research the history of mass spectrometry, polarity/non-polarity,...
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Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope...
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Here Comes the Light!

For Students 7th - 12th
Look beyond the light! An engaging activity introduces young scholars to the application of a spectroscope. The lesson is the fifth in a series of six and focuses on the analysis of the elements of the sun.
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Analyzing Tiny Samples Using a Search for the Beginning Mass Spectrometry

For Students 9th - 12th
Teach the basics of mass spectrometry with a hands-on lesson. The fourth in a series of six lessons explores how mass spectrometry measures the ionic composition of an element. Learners then compare and contrast relative abundance and...
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MASS, MASS – Who Has the MASS? Analyzing Tiny Samples

For Students 9th - 12th
What is it worth to you? A hands-on lesson asks groups to collect weights of different combinations of coins and calculate weighted averages. They use the analysis to understand the concept of an isotope to finish the third lesson in a...
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Calculating Empirical and Molecular Formula: What Is a Mass Spectrometer?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the formula for success? A unique and well-written resource from JFR Science explains empirical and molecular formulas. Young chemists learn the steps and skills required to determine the formulas from percent composition and...
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Spectral Analysis with DVDs and CDs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Build a spectrometer to analyze properties of light. Scholars examine the spectrum from CDs and DVDs from two different light sources. Using the spectrum, they work to identify different elements.
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Did Comets Kickstart Life on Earth?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Care to speculate on how life on Earth came to be? The video presentation from the ACS Reaction series considers the possibility of comets creating the right conditions for the formation of life. Scholars consider colliding comets as...
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Supernova Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
By measuring the wavelength, frequency, and intensity of electromagnetic radiation, scientists determine the temperature, density, and composition of far away items. Scholars rotate through ten lab stations using a spectroscope at each...
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Eclipse Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Ever made solar s'mores? Or recreated the solar system using peanuts? Astronomers young and old investigate all things solar using a variety of activities. Explore how the sun works, types of light it emits, and methods of charting the...
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Building Spectroscope

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Given specific materials, scholars follow a set of instructions to build and calibrate their very own spectroscopes. After construction, they test the scope for accuracy and make modifications where necessary.
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Spectrometry

For Students 9th - 12th
Your class' curiosity will peak during this video about the process of spectrometry. Young chemists discover how spectrometry assists forensic chemists in determining the identity of unknown substances, as well as how it played a role in...
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Mass Spectrometer

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
How do mass spectrometers help scientists identify isotopes? The video first describes how mass spectrometers work, both verbally and visually. The video then shows how to use graphs to identify potential isotopes.
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Designing a Spectroscopy Mission

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In this mind-bending activity, young engineers explore this question of whether or not light actually bends. Using holographic diffraction gratings, groups design and build a spectrograph. The groups then move on research a problem...
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How Cosmic Rays Help Us Understand the Universe

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
You may not realize it, but the earth is constantly receiving messages from all over outer space. Follow along as this video investigates how these cosmic rays carry information that can help humans better understand the composition of...
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Fall 2003 Midterm Exam #2

For Students 10th - 12th
Your physics students will really shine when they take this midterm exam. It covers a variety of concepts dealing with electromagnetic spectra, electricity, and motors and it provides a variety of question styles.
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Good Vibrations Remote Sensing data Collection: Thermal Emission Spectrometer

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The Mars Global Surveyor spent two years creating a mineral map of the planet Mars using thermal emission spectrometry. To help young astronomers understand this remote sensing instrument, have them simulate how data is collected and...
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Spectroscopy Homework

For Students 9th - 12th
In this spectroscopy worksheet, high schoolers answer 4 questions about spectrometers, spectroscopy, flame tests and the energy of given wavelengths of light.