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Let's See Light in a New Way: Diffraction Spectra

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Participants look at the "fingerprints" of different light sources using spectroscopes.

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Hints for uses in your library Spectroscopes can be purchased from retailers such as Amazon.com. This activity could be done as a "station" along with other light spectrum activities.
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Let's See Light in a New Way: Diffraction Spectra

Let's See Light in a New Way: Diffraction Spectra

Participants look at the "fingerprints" of different light sources using spectroscopes.