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Color and Spectrum Module (no light stations)

module #P120

During the seven activities in this module, students use diffraction gratings and make a spectroscope to separate, describe, and understand the spectrum of light from a variety of sources. They also learn that light can be separated into many wavelengths and study how light interacts with color filters, how colored light can change the “color” of objects and how combinations of different colored light beams produce other colors, including “white.” Using luminescent material, students also study absorption, emission and conservation of energy. The activities in this module (and in the related P110 and P130 modules) were developed at the University of Kentucky and include materials designed for seamless use with LAB-AIDS® Light Stations. If you’ve purchased the P110 Investigating Light Module, you can purchase the extension package P120A to avoid getting duplicate materials. LIGHT STATIONS NOT INCLUDED.

$816.25

Investigations: 1 Separating and describing the spectrum of white light 2 Making and using a spectroscope to discover properties of light 3 Classifying lights at home and school by their spectra 4 Studying how light interacts with color filters 5 Investigating how colored light changes the “color” of colored objects 6 Combining colored light beams to make white light and other colors 7 Using luminescent material to study absorption, emission and conservation of energy

  • Light comes in many wavelengths, each of which determines its color.
  • Different colors of light can be combined to form other colors, including “white.”
  • Different colors (wavelengths) of light carry different amounts of energy.

Content List in Color and Spectrum Module (no light stations) is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teacher’s Guide with CD and reproducible student pages
48 LAB-AIDS® Mirror holders
32 Diffraction grating, round frame
24 Plastic mirror, 3x4.5"
16 LAB-AIDS® Spectroscope
16 Binder clips
8 LAB-AIDS® Light Station Beam blocker, T-shaped
8 LAB-AIDS® Light Station mask, dark blue
8 LAB-AIDS® Light Station mask, diffusing
8 LAB-AIDS® Light Station mask, red
8 LAB-AIDS® Light Station mask, single slot
8 LAB-AIDS® Light Station mask, three-color
8 LAB-AIDS® Color stripe cards
8 Luminescent paper pieces (10x9")
8 View screen and stands sets
8 Square frame, blue color filters
8 Square frame, green color filters
8 Square frame, red color filters
8 Square frame diffraction gratings
8 Light blocking cards, 9 1/2 x 12"
8 Color pencil sets, 8 pencils/set
8 Blue colored paper strips
8 Green colored paper strips
8 Red colored paper strips
8 Yellow colored paper strips
2 Sets of student puzzles 1-8
1 LAB-AIDS® Light Station mask, green
1 LAB-AIDS® Light Station mask, light blue
1 LAB-AIDS® Compact fluorescent bulb base
1 LAB-AIDS® Compact fluorescent slotted shield
1 Compact fluorescent light bulb
1 Paper pad, gray
1 Set of teacher puzzles 1-3
Number of students
8 small groups per period
Calendar

To complete the seven activities in this module requires nine to fourteen ~50-minute class periods.