Experiments with Expo Markers

Doug Ragan’s post on Expo neon markers got me thinking about how I’ve used these markers in my classroom.  By simply using these markers, a small UV/violet LED and a white lightstick, you can teach your students a bit about fluorescence and chemiluminescence. 

If you’d like to learn more simple experiments you can do with lightsticks – or just learn more about the chemistry of lightsticks – check out the following article in the Journal of Chemical Education:

J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89, p. 910–916