Cool Science - 8/26/13: Fluorescence (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

August 27, 2013 Updated Aug 27, 2013 at 9:56 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- In this week's episode of Cool Science Monday, Martin Fisher from Science Central will talk about fluorescence.

Some materials will glow with a cool light - unlike incandescence, which is hot – when energy such as light or electricity is passed through it.

Martin used the Fluorescence Exhibit to show 5 different chemicals that glowed, fluoresced, with 5 different colors, when exposed to a fluorescent light. When exposed to typical incandescent light, the lights in the room, they had completely different colors from when they fluoresced and some had no color at all.

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