Optics and prisms: coloured light

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Position a prism to split white light into its component colours. Explore whether filters add or remove colours from the spectrum. This learning object is one in a series of three learning 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 action of colored filters by referring to absorption of colors from white light.

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

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