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written by Alan Schwabacher
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Using a spectroscope you can see that a single color of light is really comprised of a combination of colors, called a spectrum.  Making your own spectroscope is easy, and this activity takes you through the process, step by step.  Try it out and see the rainbows all around you!
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© 2002 Alan Schwabacher
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color spectrum, diffraction grating, hands-on lab, high school lab, light spectra, middle school lab, prism, project
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Metadata instance created June 23, 2006 by Ann Deml
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Schwabacher, A. (2002, January 1). Building a Spectroscope. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from American Museum of Natural History : https://www.amnh.org/content/download/45894/703630/file/du_u03_spectroscope.pdf
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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 5 March 2021).
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Schwabacher, Alan. Building a Spectroscope. New York: American Museum of Natural History , 2002. 1 Jan. 2002. 5 Mar. 2021 <https://www.amnh.org/content/download/45894/703630/file/du_u03_spectroscope.pdf>.
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