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See how a flame changes colors when different elements are added to it.Order Now
Have you ever wondered how fireworks are different colors? This Flame Test experiment will show you why. Halfway through your first lesson in the Chemistry Course, you’ll put your understanding of the periodic table of elements and valence electrons to the test by lighting some metals on fire. You’ll see what happens when different elements’ valence electrons get excited and ‘jump’ from their current orbit to a higher one, and then what happens when they return to their original positions. Grab an adult, be sure to review and follow the safety instructions when using an open flame, and get ready to see the rainbow.
What you'll receive in the Flame Test project kit:
Found in the Starter Kit:
Double Ended Measuring Spoon
Your first lesson of the Chemistry Course gives you the foundation for the rest of the course. Dive into atoms, the building blocks of life.
Atomic Structure. Understand the different parts of an atom and how they interact.
The Period Table. See how the periodic table of elements is organized and what each element’s placement means.
Valence Electroncs. Learn about the electrons in an atom’s outer shell and how that affects an atom.
The Periodic Table
This lesson brings the periodic table to life—the perfect launchpoint into the world of chemistry. Ignite your journey with two flame-based experiments and observe chemistry at work. You’ll learn about elements and their properties, explore atomic structures, and discover why certain elements react with one another. Start your Chemistry Course exploration with the basics and get ready to build on the skills and concepts you learn in this introductory lesson.