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VIDEO REFERENCE
Glossary
Light History

 

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VIDEO REFERENCE:
Workshop 3

ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

The Electromagentic Spectrum
An explanation of the regions of the spectrum, including visible light
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr162/lect/light/spectrum.html

Electromagnetic Spectrum
Fom the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/light/ems-frames.html

NASA Observatorium Education Reference Module
An explanation of the spectrum from NASA's Observatorium
http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/education/reference/emspec/emspectrum.html

Electromagnetic Spectrum from Imagine the Universe!
A comparison of the different radiation in the spectrum
http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/emspectrum.html

SPECTROSCOPY

Spectroscopy Software Demo
Fom the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, this site show the spectrums of fluorescent light, sunlight, and a LED red light (light emitting diode) using demonstration software.
http://mo-www.harvard.edu/Java/MiniSpectroscopy.html

Spectra
From the Exploratorium's collection of 'Science Snacks'
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/spectra.html
 

ISSAC NEWTON

Newton's Blue Light Experiment with Prisms
An explanation of how to set up Newton's classic experiment
http://www.kie.berkeley.edu/ned/data/E01-970410-004/full.html

In-Depth Biographies: Newton
Information about Newton's life and work
http://www2.cybernex.net/~mhodges/biography/newton.htm

 

RAINBOWS

Birth of Rainbows
An animation of how rainbows are created
http://covis.atmos.uiuc.edu/guide/optics/rainbows/rain.formation.html
 

About Rainbows
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/rnbw.html

Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows
A lab module to help you understand the mathematics and science of rainbows
http://www.geom.umn.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/

 

COLOR

Color Box Applet
This Web page allows you to explore additive and subtractive color mixing in a hands-on activity. You can also combine color pigments (cyan, magenta, yellow) in different proportions to make any possible color. You will need to have a Java enabled browser (Netscape 3.0 or Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher).
http://wigner.byu.edu/Colors/TabbedcolorBox.html

It's a Colorful Life Reference
A reference list about color from The General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation
http://www.sci-ed-ga.org/modules/materialscience/color/sites.html

Junior Engineering Technicolor Dreams
A lesson plan module for K-2 students exploring colors in white light
http://www.engineering.usu.edu/jrestate/lessons/dreams/dreams.php

 

X-RAYS and TELESCOPES

Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center
The Web site from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics dedicated to education, resources, and news about the Chandra mission http://chandra.harvard.edu/

 

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