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Experiments with Expo Markers

Tom Kuntzleman's picture
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:21 -- Tom Kuntzleman

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