Spectroscopy (Virtual Discovery Activity)
Students explore the refraction of light using diffraction gratings, the same tool used inside scientific spectroscopes
Students explore the refraction of light using diffraction gratings, the same tool used inside scientific spectroscopes. Through observations, students discover that each chemical element produces a unique spectrum while developing an understanding of how scientists use light to identify elements
A virtual visit to Brookhaven’s Science Learning Center will excite and engage students in grades 1 to 5. Young scientists can enjoy discovery-based, hands-on learning experiences centered on a variety of scientific principles.
-Flexible instruction for whether students are in the classroom or at home
-Interactive, instructor-led session facilitated with students using materials from school or home (can also be demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials)
-Teachers will receive a detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking
-Secure link to Zoom videoconferencing platform will be provided
-Sessions are 30 minutes, Tuesday to Friday at 9:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm (plan for additional time to get settled in the virtual classroom)
-One class per session
Grade 1: “Seeing the Light” or "Sounds Around"
Grade 2: “Animal Tracking” or "Blocks and Marbles"
Grade 3: “Conductor & Insulators” or “Magnets” or "Observing Nano in Nature"
Grade 4: “Collisions” or "Potential & Kinetic Energy"
Grade 5: “Spectroscopy” or “Static Electricity”
To learn more or to book your virtual field trip, visit:
Ticket Required: No
Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 11