Turning on the Light: A Magical Study of Fluorescence

Megan Koransky, Media/Library, Bain Elementary

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


Explore the magical world of chemistry and luminescence in this unit focused on the chemical processes occurring in fluorescence and chemiluminescence. In this unit, students will build their molecular literacy as it relates to states of matter, subatomic particles, chemical and physical reactions, and luminescence. Experiments in this unit will focus thematically on Harry Potter potions and magic, but students will also connect the “muggle” explanations for each phenomena.