Using the Zappar app for flame testing

I used the flame testing Zappar app in a year 7 lesson. When planning the lesson I was a little concerned that using the i-pads at the same time as a practical would not work, but it was really successful. Students were given mystery chemicals to identify (A-F), using a flow chart to find links between flame colour and element symbols. One member of the practical group was then appointed to use the Zappar app to check the flame colour and find out which element the chemical symbol was for. The flow chart stage could even be bypassed in the future going straight from the identification of flame colour to the Zappar app.