Sensory or Science Activity with Children: Diffraction Grating Glasses

Science and Sensory Activity for Children

Diffraction grating glasses, sometimes known as rainbow glasses, breaks up white light into the same colours you see in a rainbow. Different light sources such as florescent bulbs, flames and black light are broken down differently because different colours bend in different ways. You will see the same effect in prisms, rainbows and everyday objects like DVDs.

This is a great activity for exploring the world from both a scientific and visual sensory perspective.

Diffraction grating glasses cost around £3 online.



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