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written by Alan Schwabacher
published by the American Museum of Natural History
This site provides instructions to make a spectroscope from construction paper, a CD, and tape. Such a spectroscope is used to show that a white light is really made up of the combination of colors called a spectrum. The site contains step-by-step instructions to easily build the instrument.
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Light
- Color
- Diffraction
- Geometrical Optics
= Optical Instruments
- Informal Education
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2002 Alan Schwabacher
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Keywords: color spectrum, diffraction grating, hands-on lab, high school lab, light spectra, middle school lab, prism, project
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 23, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 20, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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January 1, 2002
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AIP Format
A. Schwabacher, (American Museum of Natural History , New York, 2002), WWW Document, (https://www.amnh.org/content/download/45894/703630/file/du_u03_spectroscope.pdf).
AJP/PRST-PER
A. Schwabacher, Building a Spectroscope, (American Museum of Natural History , New York, 2002), <https://www.amnh.org/content/download/45894/703630/file/du_u03_spectroscope.pdf>.
APA Format
Schwabacher, A. (2002, January 1). Building a Spectroscope. Retrieved April 21, 2021, from American Museum of Natural History : https://www.amnh.org/content/download/45894/703630/file/du_u03_spectroscope.pdf
Chicago Format
Schwabacher, Alan. Building a Spectroscope. New York: American Museum of Natural History , January 1, 2002. https://www.amnh.org/content/download/45894/703630/file/du_u03_spectroscope.pdf (accessed 21 April 2021).
MLA Format
Schwabacher, Alan. Building a Spectroscope. New York: American Museum of Natural History , 2002. 1 Jan. 2002. 21 Apr. 2021 <https://www.amnh.org/content/download/45894/703630/file/du_u03_spectroscope.pdf>.
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