Flame Test Colours

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Scientists identify elements by the color of flame they produce because each element is defined by exactly one line on the emission spectrum. By completing a series of puzzles, scholars reinforce their knowledge of the results of flame tests. The resource includes both an online and hard copy option for all content.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use puzzles after practicing flame tests in class
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes familiarity with the results of flame tests on seven different metals
  • Relies on prior knowledge of how to solve gridlock puzzles with limited instructions included
  • Includes an answer key
  • Encourages logic and problem-solving skills throughout
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