How Does Fluorescence Work?

Here's a video that will light up your day! Young scientists learn about fluorescence by watching an engaging video in the ACS Reactions series. They also study the uses of fluorescence in microbiology, quantum dots, and forensic science.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have scholars research additional uses of fluorescence for homework
Classroom Considerations
  • Knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum is helpful
  • Pupils should be familiar with properties of light
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Pros
  • Diagrams and animations aid comprehension
  • Easy-to-understand explanations 
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