In lab you'll make a DVD spectrascope. See attached article. I'll provide supplies for making the device (including a printable template), and then ask you to investigate different light sources around campus. If you have a camera, please bring it to capture images from your spectrascope - example of a student photo:

A full-color, rainbow-like image

Here's a version of the periodic table that has the visible emission spectrum for each of the elements.

2011 student photos DVD spectroscopes

Incandescent bulb

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