Through The Looking Glass
In this activity, students construct a spectroscope and use it to observe the spectra
of various sources of light.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of how light is bent by a diffraction grating.
- An exploration of how various sources of light differ.
Students will gain an understanding both of building a scientific tool and of how different sources of light
emit different wavelengths of light.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 3
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