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Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light


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Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light

"Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light" demonstrates how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe. Most objects in the universe are so distant from us that we can only study them through light. Filters allow us to block some energy levels of light and isolate others; each energy of light can offer new information about the object of study. In "Filtered Light," participants discover how colored filters can help reveal more about an image. They can also make and study colorful images of their own.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Light and Optics
    • Earth, Moon and Sun
    • Solar System
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
    • Light and Optics
      • Lenses and Mirrors
      • Electromagnetic Spectrum
      • Sunlight and Color
      • Vibration and Waves

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • National Informal STEM Education Network

Source Collection:

  • NISE Network

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Funding Source:

  • NASA, NNX16AC67A

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