This lesson plan lets students figure out and demonstrate the difference between fluorescence and phosphorescence as well as see how different wavelengths of light affect each mechanism of luminescence.
The entire plan is available here:
I would like to give a huge shout out to Jamie Sorrell of Sumrall High School and to Michael Hipp of Oak Grove High School in Mississippi for putting this lesson plan together and most importantly for sharing it with us!
Getting kids excited about learning the science of how things work is an extremely noble and worthwhile endeavor. Thank you to the teachers of the world that find fun and innovative ways to engage students who may otherwise not give a second thought to the science of how things work.