Light and Color Experiments: Making Rainbows from White Light

How do you split white light to show that it's composed of a rainbow of color? In this simple lab, students will shine a flashlight on a mirror in a tub of water and see the resulting rainbow.

 

Questions Answered:

What colors is white light comprised of? How can you make a rainbow? 

 

Topics Addressed:

Visible Spectrum Rainbows 

 

Materials Needed

Plastic shoebox, water, mirror, white cardboard, flashlight

 

Preparation Time

gather materials

 

NOTE: This activity is part of the Light, Optics, & Color Unit found here.

Light and Color Experiments: Making Rainbows from White Light

$3.00Price

    Answer Keys and Teacher Notes address most questions and issues that might arise in this study—you shouldn’t have to do any outside research unless you want to.

    Connect with me: If you have questions or problems, please let me know and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

     

    This resource (along with all resources sold on this site) can be found inside the membership. For information on that option, click here.

    Terms of Use   Copyright © Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.