Make Your Own Spectroscope

Make Your Own Spectroscope

Introduction:

Spectroscopy is a method used in scientific research to measure the abundance of chemicals in the composition of a given source. In astronomy, we use a tool called a spectroscope to make these measurements.

Resources:

  • Printed spectroscope cutout (printed card works much better than paper)
  • Diffraction grating paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Sticky tape

 

Duration: 
60 mins

Age Suitability: 
11 to 14
14 to 16
16 to 18