Are your students curious about UV and Infrared light but are unsure what they are? How does the light from a neon sign compare with that from an incandescent or fluorescent bulb? How can you study and compare different types of light. This is a simple experiment that will help you dig into this material.
What type of light has a complete spectrum? How does light from a fluorescent bulb differ from that of an incandescent bulb? How can you use a spectroscope to analyze light?
UV light Visible Spectrum
Learn to use scientific equipment:
Diffraction grating and/or Spectroscopes
Diffraction grating or spectroscope, fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, lamp
Answer Key Included
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.
30 minutes or longer depending on how much of the written assignment you use.
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