Type:

Interactive, Other

Description:

Text, online simulations and a hands-on activity explain how prisms are used to refract light and display the color spectrum. Also includes information about Newton's prism experiments.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

light prism rainbow refract refraction color spectrum Newton

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SCI.5.4.A: Science

collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including calculators, microscopes, cameras, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers, Celsius thermometers, prisms, mirrors, pan balances, triple beam balances, spring scales, graduated cylinders, beakers, hot plates, meter sticks, magnets, collecting nets, and notebooks; timing devices, including clocks and stopwatches; and materials to support observations of habitats or organisms such as terrariums and aquariums; and
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