This Marvelous Martian Mineralogy lesson plan also includes:
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 determine if the soil contains any of the compounds.
- Present a lesson on using analysis of spectra to determine what chemicals are in a substance
- Requires reflectometers
- Assumes students have experience with the electromagnetic spectrum
- Includes a Flash alternative simulation
- Contains troubleshooting tips