This lesson aims to answer the following essential questions:
• What is chemiluminescence and how does it happen?
• What are some of the different forms of energy?
• How is energy absorbed or released in a chemical reaction?
• What is the structure of an atom, and what are the names of the three
Energy, Energy Transfer, Chemical Reactions, Structure and Properties of Matter, Scientific Instruments and Measurements
This activity introduces students to the role of electrons in a chemical reaction and addresses energy transformation and the difference in energy between reactants and products. The investigation shows students how chemical reactions can emit light and allows them to investigate the effect of temperature on the reaction. Chemiluminescence has many practical applications, including glow sticks and forensic analysis.