Let There Be Light

Learn about fluorescence, phosphorescence, and chemiluminescence—and enjoy the light shows!


Chemiluminescence

Conversion of chemical energy to light energy in the oxidation of luminol produces light, and some really popular demonstrations.

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Fluorescence

Fluorescent materials appear one color in visible light but a different, brightly glowing color in ultraviolet light.

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Phosphorescence

Investigate the relationship between the absorption of light energy and the wavelength or frequency of light.

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Day in the Dark Demonstrations with Jamie Benigna

Jamie shares an unforgettable lesson plan for fluorescence, phosphorescence, and chemiluminescence.

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