Science Projects for Kids: Reflection and Refraction


Prisms
Try the Reflection and Refraction experiment.
Try the Reflection and Refraction experiment.
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White light is composed of all the rainbow colors. You can break light down by using prisms.

What You'll Need:

  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Prism
  • White paper

Cut a slit in a large piece of cardboard. Place the cardboard in a sunny window so that a shaft of sunlight shines through the slit. In one hand, hold a prism in front of the cardboard so that the sunlight passes through it. With your other hand, hold a sheet of white paper so that the light passing through the prism shines on it. You will see a rainbow of colors on the paper.

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