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This is an lesson about spectrographs. Learners will build and decorate their own spectrographs using simple materials and holographic diffraction gratings. After building the spectrographs, they observe the spectra of different light sources. Requires advance preparation to spray-paint the inside of the containers black the day before construction. The activity is part of Project Spectra, a science and engineering program for middle-high school students, focusing on how light is used to explore the Solar System.

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
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    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
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    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

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    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Engineering and technology:Remote sensing,Grade 7,Grade 6,NSDL,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Grade 8,Grade 9,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123619412T,Physical sciences:Light and optics,Physics,Engineering,High School,Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12,Middle School,Chemistry,Technology,Physical sciences:Chemistry

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    English

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