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50 resources with the concept light spectrum

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The Origin of Quantum Mechanics (feat. Neil Turok)

For Students 9th - 12th
How do you get the most light out of a light bulb? That's the task Max Planck took on, and it turned out to be rather...enlightening! The illustrated video introduces physics scholars to Planck's plight, which ultimately changed our...
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Light Wave

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do radio waves create light? It's more difficult to understand the things we can't see than those that we can. The simulation compares the relatively small range of visible light to the entire electromagnetic spectrum. It graphs the size...
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A View From Above

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Analyzing and interpreting satellite data takes knowledge and patience. Through a detailed lab investigation, young scholars learn the process of analyzing this data. They use technology to create color images and maps from real...
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The Bohr Atom

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Elements don't have fingers, but they have fingerprints! An interactive simulation gives young scientists the opportunity to study orbital changes of an atom and the corresponding spectrum reading. They realize how each atom has a unique...
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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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There is No Pink Light

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Barbie, pink flowers, Pink Panther, pink pigs, pink clothes, and pink flamingos all have one thing in common — they really aren't pink because there is no such thing as pink light. So, what is the color we call pink? The short video...
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Investigation of the Components of White Light Using a Triangular Prism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When many colors of pigments are combined, they create new colors, yet when many colors of light are combined, they create white light. The final lesson in an 11-part unit encourages scholars to show the components of white light by...
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Tutorial: Creating the Sound of Hydrogen

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
How do you create the sound of hydrogen? An interesting video explains how to use mathematical formulas and sound software to translate the spectrum of light that comes from hydrogen into a sound. The resource walks through each step...
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Does This Look White to You?

For Students 7th - 12th
Believe it or not, the light color wheel and the paint color wheel are not the same. Physics Girl explains how computer screens trick viewers into seeing colors that are not actually present (Hint: It's cones versus wavelengths).
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Identifying Matter

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
High schoolers test wood splints that have been soaked in mystery solutions to identify the different colors it produces when lit. The lesson concludes with a reading passage and analysis questions. 
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Isolation of Phytochrome

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do soybean plants that are planted weeks apart in the spring mature simultaneously in the fall? Four independent activities cover the history of phytochrome research, scientist collaboration, the electromagnetic spectrum, and...
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Blow the Roof Off!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Blow the minds of young scientists with this collection of inquiry-based investigations. Based on a series of eight videos, these "hands-on, minds-on" science lessons engage young learners in exploring a wide range of topics from making...
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Rain Forest Teaching Curriculum

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Take young naturalists on an exploration of the world's tropical rainforests with this extensive collection of lessons and activities. Whether its creating leaf and flower prints or investigating the absorption spectrum of chlorophyl,...
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Physics in Concert

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do physicists and musicians have in common? A lot more than you might think. After first viewing a slide show presentation and completing a series of skills practice worksheets on the physics of light, sound, and electricity, young...
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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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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 plan then explains wavelength using a rope to make waves.
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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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The Components of Light

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

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young scholars explore the properties of light. In this light lesson, students investigate visible light by viewing a website, examining an electromagnetic spectrum chart, and observing light demonstrations. Young scholars write about...
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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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Worksheet 4-1 Atomic Spectra

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In 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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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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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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Electromagnetic Waves

For Students 9th - 12th
In this electromagnetic waves worksheet, learners review the different types of electromagnetic waves. Students also compare and contrast light and sound waves. This worksheet has 10 fill in the blank, 5 multiple choice, and 6 short...