Rainbow-Scope Color Spectrum Activity Kit


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Children love rainbows! Younger children enjoy seeing the array of color and learning the order of the color spectrum while older children are fascinated to learn more about the physics of light and color.

Our Rainbow-Scope Activity Kit allows children to make a spectroscope of their very own and includes everything you need. First, place one piece of the diffraction grating over one end of the tube. Then glue the custom die-cut foam pieces to each end. Look through the scope at any light source and see light separated into its component colors (also known as a rainbow!) Color the outside appropriately and there you have it, a rainbow-colored, Rainbow-scope! Older kids can view a variety of different light sources and compare and contrast the various color bands that are emitted.

Ages 4 and up.

Unit Goals and Concepts:  

  • Introduce the important concepts of color and light to your participants.
  • Understand why and how we can see color.
  • Experiment with light using a prism.
  • Create a Rainbow-Scope that will allow children to see "the rainbow."

Materials Included:  

  • Materials for each participant to make a Rainbow-Scope -- Our custom-made Rainbow-Scope tubes, die-cut foam ends, diffraction film, and a card to color and wrap around a Rainbow-Scope for decoration.
  • Tacky glue.
  • A prism.
  • Our exclusive instructor's activity guide that provides instructors with everything they need to teach about light, color, and rainbows, plus a reproducible worksheet for your participants.

Enter quantity for each item desired:
Rainbow-Scope Activity Kit (#145s) # of Projects Included: 25 $34.75
Rainbow-Scope Activity Kit (#145s-1) # of Projects Included: 100 $129.00

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