Celebrate the contributions of women astronomers and make your own spectrometer using a cookie or cereal box and diffraction grating slides.
|Hints for uses in your library||You may need to troubleshoot your spectroscope. If you don’t see a broadband of colors, try rotating the diffraction grating 90° (1/4 turn). If the slit is too wide, use pieces of black electrical tape to make it narrower and crisper.|
"How a Team of Female Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of Stars"
"Annie Jump Cannon - Girl Hero of the Stars"
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Diffraction facts for kids
Diffraction: Light can bend around edges.
Light Is Waves: Crash Course Physics
Traveling Waves: Crash Course Physics
Spectra Interference: Crash Course Physics
Light: Crash Course Astronomy
Bill Nye the Science Guy (Light and Color)
The Science of Rainbows
What is Color?
|Originating Source||L. Mayo, E. DeVore, NASA: The Science of the Sun|
[Suggest a book]
Astronomy: Cool women in space by Anita Yasuda and Lena Chandhok
Light : shadows, mirrors, and rainbows by Natalie M Rosinsky; Sheree Boyd
All the colors of the rainbow by Allan Fowler
Light Makes a Rainbow by Sharon Coan (Also available in Spanish )
Light is all around us by Wendy Pfeffer and Paul Meisel
What are light waves? by Robin Johnson
Light Waves by David A Adler
The science of light waves by Robin Johnson
Waves of light and sound by Shirley Smith Duke
Color and wavelengths by Samantha Bell and Jeff Bane