Optics and prisms: split light

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Position a prism to split white light into its component colors. Predict the seven colors that will be produced. Explain why dispersion occurs. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Students use a triangular prism to split white light into the visible spectrum.
Students explain the dispersion of white light by referring to its composition and differential refraction of colors.

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K to 12
Grade 8, Grade 10
Force Motion and Energy
Learners, Students

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