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Imagine the Universe - The Electromagnetic Spectrum
This activity will help students understand how white light is broken up into its component colors by a diffraction grating and what the relationships are between the wavelength, frequency, and energy of light. Objectives, applicable standards, and pre-requisite materials are described, and instructions and a materials list are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
Subject:
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2356
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Dr Jim Lochner
The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center