Simulate methods used to determine planet and star composition.
Students examine emission lines produced by sodium, copper, lithium and strontium. Each substance is contained in a glass vial with its own nichrome wire loop.
A reference chart on the bottom of the plastic case cross references chemicals and emission lines produced when the chemicals are vaporized in a flame then analyzed with a QA Spectroscope.
Includes: plastic case (with a holder for each vial to prevent spillage) and suggested activities. (Please note: QA spectroscope required but not included. Please see the Earth Science section for a complete selection of spectroscopes.)