Stanford SOLAR Center


Build a Spectroscope - Activity

Have your students build a working spectroscope to the study the nature of light. Recommended for students grade 5 and over. Half of the poster is cut out, folded, and taped to build the spectroscope. Instructions for constructing the spectroscope are on the flip side of the poster. Curriculum and classroom activities are available in the document at bottom.

NOTE: Requires 1 diffraction grating per spectroscope available from the following supplier:
Diffraction Gratings:
Edmund Scientific (609) 573-6250
Catalog # F39502 $23.60 (pkg of 25)
Catalog # F50183 $58.00 (pkg of 80)

Request "Spectroscope" posters for your classroom.