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Spectrophotometer

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Objective

Can we use light to measure the amount of a known chemical substance (concentrations)? Students will learn about absorption spectrophotometry by building a LEGO spectrophotometer. They will use it to analyze the amount of cranberry juice contained in a juice mix.

Subjects

Chemistry

Grade Levels

9-12

Lesson Plan

Spectrophotometer

Student Sheets

Spectrophotmeter Activity Sheet_ Cranberry Juice

 

Items included

Spectrophotometer Materials Checklist

Building Instructions for LEGO Spectrophotometer

A presentation to go along with the spectrophotometer activity is located here:

Spectrophotometer Google Presentation

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