Irma Rangel Flame Test
Light and Flame Lab
The young students from Irma Rangel explored the electromagnetic spectrum of light and learned about light’s mathematical relationships including those of energy, frequency, and wavelength. Through a number of flame tests, the students observed the visible color spectrum of light. After observing this spectrum, the girls calculated wavelength, frequency, and the energy of light using Planck’s constant and the speed of light. The Light lesson was concluded with the comparison of the characteristics and behaviors of transverse waves. This comparison included electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum.