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Explore light and color in Earth’s atmosphere with a simple hands-on investigation using a prism, glue stick, and pen light.

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Hints for uses in your library Use the optional video clip, Our World: Sunsets and Atmospheres, to provide a kid-friendly explanation about how NASA uses sunrises and sunsets to measure the health of our atmosphere from aboard the International Space Station.
Related Links Websites:
GLOBE Observer app
Our World: Sunsets and Atmospheres
"Sky Color" Observation Sheets
What's Up in the Atmosphere? Exploring Colors in the Sky
Ultraviolet Waves
Ultraviolet Waves by NASA
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Ultraviolet Radiation: How It Affects Life on Earth

Images:
The Sun by NASA

Videos:
Here Comes the Sun
How Does the Sun Help Us?
Tour of the EMS 06 - Ultraviolet Waves
NASA - Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
NASAeClips: Sunsets and Atmosphere
Originating Source NASA Langley Research Center
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The sun is kind of a big deal
Jump Into Science: Sun
Invisible exposure : the science of ultraviolet rays
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What are Light Waves?
The Science of Light waves
The game of Light

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See the Light

See the Light

Explore light and color in Earth’s atmosphere with a simple hands-on investigation using a prism, glue stick, and pen light.