Glow Sticks and Light Energy Flow

Seon Sloley, Science, Barringer Academic Center

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


This unit will focus on elementary science students learning and gaining valuable information about the use of glow sticks and how they work. The scientific and inquiry method along with scientific experimentation will be used to assist students in better understanding concepts taught. Focus will be on the effects of glow sticks, how temperature affects the rate/speed of a chemical reaction and law of conservation of mass. There will be a lesson provided for each grade level, and background knowledge with videos and discussion for both students and teachers. Through structured inquiry and hands-on, students will participate in scientific experimentations that will help to improve their critical thinking skills and become more knowledgeable about Science and how it works.