Chemical Demonstrations, Volume 5: A Handbook For Teachers Of Chemistry

Overview

Color and light are the focus of this long-awaited fifth volume in the Chemical Demonstrations series, which describes demonstrations that effectively communicate science to both students and general audiences. Using full color illustrations, the book provides meticulous instructions for safely demonstrating colorful phenomena and illustrating scientific principles. A rich introductory section explores the science of color and light, outlines the chemical processes of vision, and explains what happens when visual...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $33.15   
  • New (3) from $33.15   
  • Used (2) from $43.59   
Sending request ...

Overview

Color and light are the focus of this long-awaited fifth volume in the Chemical Demonstrations series, which describes demonstrations that effectively communicate science to both students and general audiences. Using full color illustrations, the book provides meticulous instructions for safely demonstrating colorful phenomena and illustrating scientific principles. A rich introductory section explores the science of color and light, outlines the chemical processes of vision, and explains what happens when visual information enters the human eye and is perceived by the brain. With more than fifty demonstrations and multiple procedures included, this volume offers abundant opportunities to arouse and sustain interest in science for both classroom and public presentations.

Each demonstration includes:
•    a brief description of the demonstration
•    a materials list
•    a step-by-step account of procedures to be used
•    an explanation of the potential hazards involved
•    information on safely storing and disposing the chemicals used
•    a full discussion of the phenomena displayed and principles illustrated
•    a list of references.

Created by acclaimed chemists and science educators Bassam Shakhashiri and his collaborators Rodney Schreiner and Jerry Bell, these demonstrations make an impressive addition to the earlier volumes, which have been lauded for guiding teachers and scientists in effectively communicating science. Like all volumes in the series, Volume 5 communicates chemistry using pedagogical knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of demonstrations to all audiences.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The most comprehensive set of chemical demonstrations handbooks ever created.”—Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

“[This] series is a must for the classroom, library, and chemistry club at both the high school and collegiate levels.”—Joseph W. Kamsar, The Science Teacher

“Shakhashiri is a living legend of chemistry demonstrations. He is a masterful demonstrator and begins this volume by once again stressing the pedagogical requirement to have a detailed explanation for the phenomena his demonstrations display. . . . The book is worth the price alone for this introduction section which would make for an excellent primer. . . .[T]he package as a whole is a pleasure to own and you can’t review volume 5 in isolation from the rest of the work which remains unmatched in its scale and quality and is an essential addition to any chemistry department’s collection.”—Education in Chemistry

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299226503
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 706,180
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and founder of the Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) and the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy (WISL). He formerly served as assistant director for science and engineering education at the National Science Foundation.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

EMISSION SPECTRUM FROM A CANDLE FLAME
 

TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF THE EMISSION SPECTRUM FROM AN INCANDESCENT LAMP
 

EMISSION SPECTRA FROM GAS DISCHARGE LAMPS
 

COLORED FLAMES FROM METAL IONS
 

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES: VOLTAGE AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS
 

ELECTROGENERATED CHEMILUMINESCENCE
 

CHEMILUMINESCENCE (CROSS REFERENCE TO 11 DEMONSTRATIONS IN CHAPTER 2, VOLUME 1)
 

CHEMILUMINESCENCE FROM THE N2O/CS2 REACTION
 

LIGHT ENERGY CONVERSION TO THERMAL ENERGY
 

REFRACTION AND DIFFRACTION
 

OBSERVING TRANSMISSION SPECTRA OF DYES
 

DICHROIC GLASS: TRANSMISSION VERSUS REFLECTION
 

IRIDESCENCE FROM A POLYMER FILM
 

PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT
 

TYNDALL EFFECT (CROSS REFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATION 9.41, VOLUME 3 WITH ADDED POLARIZATION OF SCATTERED LIGHT)
 

RAINBOW BARBER POLE
 

SUGAR SOLUTION BETWEEN POLARIZERS (CROSS REFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATION 9.51, VOLUME 3)
 

BIREFRINGENCE OF CALCITE
 

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY THROUGH POLARIZER
 

LASER LIGHT IS POLARIZED
 

ADDITIVE COLOR MIXING
 

SUBTRACTIVE PRIMARY COLORS
 

PERCEPTION OF BRIGHTNESS IS RELATIVE
 

HERMANN GRID ILLUSION
 

FINDING THE BLIND SPOT
 

THE LAND EFFECT: COLOR VISION IS RELATIVE
 

SATURATION OF THE RETINA
 

PERSISTENCE OF VISION
 

IMPRECISION OF PERIPHERAL VISION
 

PULFRICH PHENOMENON: PERCEPTION OF MOTION
 

FLUORESCENCE AND PHOSPHORESCENCE OF BIPHENYL
 

FLUORESCENCE QUENCHING OF QUININE BY HALIDES
 

DIFFERENTIATION OF FLUORESCENCE AND PHOSPHORESCENCE
 

PHOSPHORESCENCE EXCITATION: ENERGY AND COLOR RELATIONSHIP
 

QUENCHING PHOSPORESCENCE WITH LIGHT
 

THERMAL QUENCHING OF PHOSPHORESCENCE
 

RESONANCE EMISSION FROM IODINE
 

PHOTOCHEMICAL BLEACHING OF THIONIN
 

PHOTOCHROMIC METHYLENE BLUE SOLUTION
 

PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION OF CHLORINE AND HYDROGEN (CROSS REFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATION 1.45, VOLUME 1)
 

SOLVENT EFFECTS ON SPIROPYRAN PHOTOCHROMISM AND EQUILIBRIA
 

PHOTOCHEMICAL FORMATION OF RADICALS
 

A COPPER OXIDE PHOTOCELL
 

PHOTOBLEACHING OF CAROTENE
 

MAKING A CYANOTYPE
 

AN IRON(III)-OXALATE ACTINOMETER
 

PHOTOREDUCTION OF SILVER HALIDE
 

PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF SODIUM NITROPRUSSIDE
 

PHOTOCHROMISM IN ULTRAVIOLET SENSITIVE BEADS
 

PHOTODISSOCIATION OF BROMINE AND BROMINATION OF HYDROCARBONS
 

XEROGRAPHIC EFFECT

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)