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The Science of Light Spectrum and Color

Communications Office

During Science with Mr. Music, students learned about the light spectrum, especially light and color, as it relates to the layers of the ocean. Photons coming from sunlight have more and more energy as you go through the rainbow spectrum. Red has the least energy, which means it is the first to disperse as it goes through layers of something like the ocean. Blue and violet have more energy which can penetrate through more layers, and why the deep depths appear bluer. Students used soft pastels to show light entering a square-based pyramid and bouncing out the other side as a rainbow for their project.