This article describes how you can obtain rainbow-like spectra, by reflexive diffraction of white light on a CD. The paper also discusses how building a coherent qualitative explanation can be a challenging task that requires students to combine gained knowledge with observations and explorations.
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Keywords:Informal Education,Rainbow,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Physics,NSDL,Diffraction,Vocational/Professional Development Education,diffraction,Engineering,CD,white Light,Equipment,General Physics,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Filters,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905112902254T,Class Support,Optics,Higher Education,reflection
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