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Hands-on Activity

Through The Looking Glass

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students construct a spectroscope and use it to observe the spectra of various sources of light.
Overview
Topic: Spectroscopes
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of how light is bent by a diffraction grating.
  • An exploration of how various sources of light differ.
Objective
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 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

Use these quick refreshers to prep for your next class.