Monday, March 1, 2010

Flame Lab / Fireworks Lab

Today students worked on a flame and fireworks lab and they behaved like real scientists. I was very impressed with their good conduct. Its an exciting lab because it involves fire and pretty colors.

Students dipped Qtips in alcohol, then a metal salt, and then burned it. The flames turned different colors based on the metal salt involved. After testing each metal separately, students mixed colors to see how the flames turned out. There were plenty of oohs and ahhs and students enjoyed the lab.

For more information about metals and flame colors check here and here.

My camera was at home and I am sorry that I missed capturing the beautiful flames.

Tomorrow students will take the Unit 3 Test on the Periodic Table.

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