The Chemiluminescence 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?
• What is the structure of an atom, and what are the names of the three main
• How is energy absorbed or released in a chemical reaction?
Energy, Energy Transfer, Chemical Reactions, Structure and Properties of Matter.
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.