Light and Color Experiments: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Using Spectroscopes

Light and Color Experiments: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Using Spectroscopes
Light and Color Experiments: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Using Spectroscopes
Light and Color Experiments: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Using Spectroscopes
Light and Color Experiments: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Using Spectroscopes
Light and Color Experiments: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Using Spectroscopes
Light and Color Experiments: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Using Spectroscopes
Light and Color Experiments: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Using Spectroscopes
Light and Color Experiments: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Using Spectroscopes
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Product Description

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.

Questions Answered:

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?

Topics Addressed:

UV light Visible Spectrum

Learn to use scientific equipment:

Diffraction grating and/or Spectroscopes

Materials Needed

Diffraction grating or spectroscope, fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, lamp

Preparation Time

gather materials

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To see companion curricular pieces click here

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.

Time Required

30 minutes or longer depending on how much of the written assignment you use.

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Copyright ©Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Photographs and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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