Check out these tried and tested visible light activities from other STEM educational resources!

Recommended Resources

Resource 1

Rainbow Refraction

This super fun experiment combines refraction with a lesson in color mixing, so it’s particularly good for our littlest friends (pre-K through 1st grade). 

Resource 2

CD Spectroscope

For older kids interested in visible light, build this spectroscope! While it sounds complicated, this simple instrument made from tape, a cardboard paper towel tube, and an old CD, splits light into different wavelengths along a spectrum. This one requires some angled cutting, ideally with an X-ACTO knife, so it’s best to do it with an adult present!

Resource 3

Make Your Own Rainbow

Explore the physics of light that create rainbows with this fun activity from Scientific American.