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After talking a bit about the visible spectrum, physical science stars build spectrometers in order to actually view it. Using a compact disc, they will examine fluorescent and incandescent light and then draw the emission spectra on the included worksheet with colored pencils. To fully carry out this plan and display the spectra of individual elements, you will need access to spectrum tubes. The bonus to this otherwise traditional lesson on the electromagnetic spectrum is that it comes with a worksheet and adequate teacher's notes.