In this lab activity, students will study the spectra given off by different elements of the periodic table. Students will compare the spectra of more and less complex elements and have the opportunity to attempt to identify unknown elements based on their spectra.
Gas tubes (like neon lights) for various elements.
Spectroscopes or diffraction grating lenses.
Colored pencils or markers.
An answer key is not included as student results will vary based on the elements chosen.