UKS2 Science- Light Spectrum

What colour is light?

Would it surprise you to find out that light is made up of all the colours of the rainbow?!? And every rainbow has colours in exactly the same order!?! We saw this first hand by shining a ‘white’ light through and prism and onto a CD and saw that the light was split into all of the colours of the rainbow- this is called the Spectrum of light.

We made Newton colour wheels using all 7 colours of the visible light spectrum, then spun them really quickly using a motor. Because the whirl spun faster than our eyes can keep up with, the colours merge back into white.

We also made new book marks to help us remember the colours in the correct order.

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