Rainbow Science for Kids: Homemade Spectroscope
Make a homemade spectroscope with a few simple materials and explore the spectrum of different light sources. You’ll see all kinds of rainbows! Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board! Light experiments are always fun, especially when they involve rainbows! In this science activity kids will make their own spectroscope- an instrument used to split light into different wavelengths, which we see as different colors of the rainbow. (This post contains affiliate links.) Be sure to check out our other light experiments for kids: Exploring Prisms Rainbow Reflections Exploring Reflections in Mirrors Materials for Homemade Spectroscope Empty paper towel rollCraft knife and/or scissorsBlank or old CDPencilSmall piece of cardboard or cardstockTapePaint (optional) Making a Homemade Spectroscope 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Using the Homemade Spectroscope Start by taking your spectroscope outside. Now try your spectroscope with other light sources like fluorescent light, neon light and candle light.