Today in Science we were learning about the light spectrum. A light spectrum is a band of colours. The spectrum can be split into its different colours using a prism. When light enters a prism (a piece of clear glass or plastic), each colour of light is refracted (bent) at a slightly different angle, so we can see the different colours. When you see a rainbow in the sky, the raindrops are refracting the sunlight and creating the rainbow.
We we got to explore these ideas at several different stations. Check out the photos below to see us doing this hands-on learning.
Using Spectroscopes and Spectrum Glasses
Using CDs and Flashlights
Using a Water Prism