Colour and Wavelength in Space

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 4
Resource type: 
Classroom activity
Royal Observatory
School subject: 
Astronomy, Science

An activity to motivate or reinforce learning about the electromagnetic spectrum in which students compare and contrast views of the Sun and the Milky Way Galaxy in different wavelengths of light. 

Watch the video 'What is Light?' for an introduction to the electromagnetic spectrum.