Flame Tests

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Light a fire in your pupils! Scholars conduct a flame test and observe the emission spectra of several different salts in an enlightening hands-on investigation. They use their observations to make comparisons and conclusions about the elements.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use during a unit on physical and chemical properties
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow time to collect and prepare the necessary materials for the lab activities
  • Pupils should have a basic understanding of the periodic table and groups of elements
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  • Provides alternative methods of performing the analyses
  • Includes reflection questions following the investigation
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