Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: K-8
Publication Year: 2000
Product Number: EG-2000-10-64-MSFC
Subjects: General Science, Physical Science
As students view light from different sources through a spectroscope, they discover that white light can be divided into colors. Students can remember the order of the colors by using the mnemonic device Roy G. Biv. Students can also see that different chemical elements have signature spectra that identify the elements.
Exploring Diffraction With a Spectroscope [187KB PDF file]
This activity is part of the Optics Educator Guide.