How are Glow Sticks used as Fun and Technical Tools for Teaching?

By | May 19, 2011

Glow sticks are the popular novelty items seen more prominently at night parties. They are the pieces adding enjoyment and fun for people of all ages, both kids and adults in particular. Kids are more excited to use light up products for games and parties. A glow stick is the best glow product giving enjoyment for kids. Also, they are the funniest glowing supplies for teachers in educating kids.

To introduce certain chemical concepts of chemiluminescence and other chemical reactions to kids, teachers can show these glow sticks to them so that they understand the concept well. It is also a funny way to make children learn something. A glow stick is a plastic tube having two different chemicals that are separated by a glass tube present in the middle of the tube. When the plastic tube is bent, the glass vial breaks combining the two chemicals. The chemical reaction occurring between the two compounds give a glow. The glow is even colored because of the presence of a fluorescent dye. So teachers can make kids learn the concepts of chemiluminescence as well as fluorescence with glow sticks.

Glow sticks are even helpful for teachers in dancing classes. Kids can be asked to wear glow necklaces and bracelets. It offers fun and enjoyment to kids. They become even more interested to learn dance. Glow necklaces and bracelets are very light in weight and also safe to use. So, there is no need to worry about the safety of children. Teachers can further use glow sticks for many other purposes to add fun and interest for students in education.