Construction of a spectroscope

A spectroscope decomposes light. It works by taking light and splitting it into the wavelengths that
make it up which is known as a spectrum. Its many uses are found in the fields of physics, chemistry
and biology to determine the composition of different substances. Different elements make different
colors when they glow. We can make objects and gasses glow by heating them up in a flame, or by
passing electricity through them.
This activity aims at making home-made spectroscope that can be used to identify the elements that make up the different sources of light around us.


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