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Rainbow in the Room

Author(s): Nancy P. Moreno, PhD, Barbara Z. Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.

Rainbow in the Room

Students will explore the properties of light and observe the mixture of colors (displayed as a rainbow) that comprise visible light.


  • Visible light is composed of many different wavelengths of radiation.
  • We can see different wavelengths of light as the colors of the spectrum.

Student Worksheets

Student pages in the teacher’s guide are provided in English and in Spanish. 

Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education