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A Bunsen burner showing the emission spectra of lithium
Publication Date: 15 July 2016

This downloadable ASSIST Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is for the setting up and demonstration of the flame test using a PET bottle as a demonstration rig.

Type of Resources: Standard Operating Procedure

Flame testing: What would be considered safer for Year 8 students attempting flame testing of chemicals?  Using a small quantity of solid chemical in a flame on a metal loop, or a chemical solution

Publication Date: 18 April 2016
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Differences between elements, compounds and mixtures can be described at a... > ACSSU152
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Artist's impression of an atom showing the electrons
Publication Date: 30 July 2014

This resource is a web page that details a demonstration experiment that can be used to show the flame colours given by an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, and other metal salts.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS169
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent... > ACSIS170
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically > ACSIS164
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > All matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and... > ACSSU177