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Rainbows of Light: The Visible Light Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Rainbows can teach us about the visible light spectrum. Learners observe multiple items that clearly display a rainbow to develop better connections. The lesson then explains wavelength using a rope to make waves.
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Do Some Research: Light Spectrum

For Students 5th - 7th
Students explore both the scientifc world of the light spectrum and the research world of the library and/or internet in this activity, which asks a question about the light spectrum to be answered with student research. There is a space...
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What Is Light?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why is light like the Navy? Because they both travel at c. The video explains what light is and what makes visible light different from the rest of the light spectrum. Scholars finish the video enLIGHTened about the concept.
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The Components of Light

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners are given a mnemonic device to review the light spectrum as it relates to the different components of refracted light. For this components of light lesson, students read Light Magic and review the properties of light. Learners...
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Color and Light Spectrum Demonstrations

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore the light spectrum. The teacher uses holographic diffraction grafting film on an overhead to demonstrate the true nature of color. After observing a vivid rainbow, students recognize that white light is composed of all...
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Stargazers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the light spectrum and light waves as well as how the properties of light and color have contributed to important discoveries about properties of the universe. They research the term redshift and the redshift phenomenon...
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Blue Sky

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Use a container full of water as a prism and show that as light is bent, the individual colors from different wavelengths become visible. This explains why the sky appears to be blue midday, and why as the sun nears the horizon, it looks...
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LEDs Rainbow Connection

For Students 6th - 12th
View LED lights through the eyes of a scientist. Young scholars learn to view light as a wave frequency and connect various frequencies to different colors on the light spectrum. A lab activity asks groups to measure the frequency of...
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What's the Frequency, Roy G. Biv?

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
While all light travels at the same speed, each color in the visible light spectrum contains a different wavelength and frequency. Scholars determine the relationship between frequency and wavelength as they complete the activity. They...
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Stellar Spectroscopy Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Stars seem to be a far away mystery... but it turns out we know much more about stars than one would think! An engaging lesson shows learners how to read a light spectrum to determine the temperature and chemical makeup of a star. They...
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STEMbite: Diffraction

For Students 7th - 12th
This psychedelic session of STEMbite introduces the concept of diffraction to your upper elementary science class. The teacher in the video uses a compact disc to show the rainbow results of the bending of light and then dons a pair of...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate light as waves and view evidence of the types of light waves. They discuss the wave energy and wavelength of the various types of light.
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Red Shift: Measuring Distance in Space

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learn about gamma rays and red shift, what they are, what they mean, and how scientists use them to measure distances between objects in space. This clip explains how important red shifted gamma rays are to science and how illusive they...
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Evil-doer or Do-gooder: Getting the Goods on Ozone

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Ozone in the stratosphere be a good thing, while ozone in the troposphere causes all kinds of problems. Class members follow NASA's lead and build a spectroscope to see the different emission spectrums from a variety of light sources....
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Worksheet 4-1 Atomic Spectra

For Teachers 10th - 12th
For this atomic spectra worksheet, students answer eighteen questions about wavelengths of light, the emission spectrum, energy of photons, the frequency of electromagnetic radiation and electrons in the excited state.
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Measuring Star Temperatures

For Students 7th - 9th
In this measuring star temperatures, students find the temperature of a star using Planck's curve and the Wein Displacement law. Students also find the peak wavelengths for given stars using Planck's curve.
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Did you realize the visible light spectrum is less than three percent of the electromagnetic spectrum? A hands-onlesson includes five activities and experiments for scholars to explore and discover many advanced science concepts. They...
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Light Is

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Students explore the properties of light. In this light activity, students investigate visible light by viewing a website, examining an electromagnetic spectrum chart, and observing light demonstrations. Students write about their...
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Light and Spectroscopy

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
For this light worksheet, learners access a website and follow a tutorial to complete questions about light waves, light spectrum, and radiation frequency. This worksheet has 22 short answer questions.
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When the photon is asked if it is checking luggage at the airport, it replies, "I don't have any. I'm traveling light." Trigger light exploratio with a activity that begins with a direct instruction approach to the six properties of...
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Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Light waves are not equal. The video introduces the electromagnetic spectrum and describes the progression of the wavelength. It also highlights the visible light spectrum. 
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Color

For Teachers 8th - 12th
An interesting set of details about the light spectrum, these slides explain how objects reflect and absorb light to affect how they appear to the human eye. The differences in mixing lights or pigments is explained and some everyday...
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What Is Beyond the Rainbow?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Help your classes see what they cannot see. Using different eyewear, scholars experience different light spectrums. Learners may be surprised by how the world looks with infrared light, thermal imaging, and ultraviolet light.
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Bioluminescence 2009: Living Light on the Deep Sea Floor Expedition - Now You See Me, Now You Don't

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine bioluminescence and camouflage of deep sea creatures. In this deep sea creatures lesson, students investigate the visible and near-visible light spectrum. They work in small groups to complete a light, color, and...

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