Classroom Activity

The Electromagnetic Spectrum Unit
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 5-8


This unit calls for students to build simple spectroscopes to study visible light. Lesson plans in this unit include Simple Spectroscope; Project Visible Spectra; Cereal Box Spectroscope; Red Shift, Blue Shift; Wavelength and Energy; and Resonating Atmosphere. Reproducible student sheets are included.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum Unit  [473KB PDF file]

This unit of study is part of the Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide.