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ERIC Number: EJ918395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Classroom Activity Connections: Lessons from Fluorescence
MacCormac, Aoife; O'Brien, Emma; O'Kennedy, Richard
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n7 p685-686 Jul 2010
This Classroom Activity Connections paper describes an extension to the "JCE" Classroom Activity #68 "Turning on the Light". A number of additional common items that display fluorescence under UV light are described, including fruits, vegetables, and seashells. Two classroom extensions on fluorescence are also described. From these activities, students should be able to: (i) understand how fluorescence works and (ii) develop an appreciation of the fact that many everyday items can exhibit fluorescence. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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