Are you curious about UV and Infrared light but not sure what they are? How does the light from a neon sign compare with that from an incandescent or fluorescent bulb? Watch your students become scientists as they dig into these fascinating questions. These two different lab activities can be used alone or in tandem, depending on your equipment and needs.
Accompanying videos can be used as you see fit: as background for yourself or as an introduction or review for the students. Check the link below to watch the video and judge for yourself.
• UV light
• Visible Spectrum
Learn to use scientific equipment:
• Diffraction grating
Some of the Skills and Tasks involved:
• Use spectroscopes and diffraction gratings to analyze a variety of types of light.
To see the accompanying videos, click here:
This subunit is part of a complete unit, titled, Light, Optics, & Color and can be seen here:
Complete Light Unit on TpT
To see companion curricular pieces click here:
TpT Store Light & Color Category
Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys.
About 20 to 30 minutes for each activity.