6A46.XX Beadbow

Concepts

Dispersion of light, refraction, reflection

Overview

A light is shone onto a board with many small beads attached to it. Reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in the beads results in the appearance of a spectrum of light.

Details

Equipment

  • [1] Table lamp
  • [1] Board with beads

Classroom Assembly

  1. Place the lamp on the table.
  2. Lean the board against the wall in front of the lamp.

Script

  1. Turn off the room lights.
  2. Turn on the table lamp. Adjust the position of the lamp as necessary.

 

Additional Resources

References

  • PIRA 6A46.XX

Disclaimer

  • Don't attempt this at home!

Last revised

  • 2019

Technicals

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