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Bright Demonstrations with Glow Sticks Kit

Item # 840331 Exclusive

Brighten up your chemistry classroom and encourage critical thinking skills with this 5-activity demonstration kit. Students observe and learn about redox reactions, exothermic reactions, fluorescence, chemiluminescence, and reaction rates. Critical thinking is then required to determine the components of a glow stick. All 5 demonstrations can be performed in approximately 20 minutes. This kit contains enough materials for 5 demonstrations.



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  • Dissect, analyze, and explain how glow sticks produce light.
  • Learn how to distinguish between chemiluminescence and fluorescence.
  • Use glow sticks to observe and understand redox reactions, reaction rates, and exothermic reactions.

Brighten up your chemistry classroom with the 5 glow stick demonstrations in this kit. In the first demo, become familiar with the components and chemicals that make up glow sticks and learn about chemiluminescence and fluorescence. Then, observe a color change that confirms the presence of a reducing agent in the glow stick. Manipulating the reaction rate of the glow stick components by varying the temperature and the pH can increase or decrease the intensity of light produced, and students use their understanding of reaction rate mechanisms to explain these results. Finally, students observe the increase in temperature that occurs when the reaction rate of an exothermic reaction is increased. All 5 demonstrations require a total of approximately 15 minutes of preparation and can be performed in approximately 20 minutes.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
Components Qty Included?
Glow Stick, Blue 3 Included
Glow Stick, Red 2 Included
Glow Stick, Green 2 Included
Glow Stick, Orange 2 Included
Glow Stick, White 1 Included
0.001 M Potassium Permanganate, 15 mL 1 Included
Sodium Salicylate, 5 g 1 Included
0.1 M Hydrochloric Acid, 15 mL 1 Included
0.1 M Sodium Hydroxide, 15 mL 1 Included
Wooden Splint 10 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Sheets 1 Included
Box Cutter or Razor Blade 1 Needed, Not Included
Leather Work Gloves, Pair 1 Needed, Not Included
Cutting Surface 1 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 600 mL 2 Needed, Not Included
Test Tube, 10 x 100 mm 9 Needed, Not Included
Test Tube, 18 x 150 mm 2 Needed, Not Included
Test Tube Rack 1 Needed, Not Included
Thermometer 2 Needed, Not Included
Distilled Water, 1 to 2 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Chemical Spatula 1 Needed, Not Included
Black Light 1 Needed, Not Included
Marking Pen 1 Needed, Not Included
Matches Needed, Not Included
Hot Water, 250 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Ice Water, 250 mL 1 Needed, Not Included

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