Make a Spectroscope with Us!

Spectroscopes allow you to see how white light is made up of a whole spectrum of colors.

As part of our Reading Colors Your World summer programming for school-age children, SCCLD's STEAM Club is offering a video showing you how to make a spectroscope. This video will premiere on the SCCLD page of Facebook on Tuesday, July 6th at 3 p.m. There are special kits available while supplies last at the SCCLD libraries, and here are some supplies to gather if you don't have these kits:

  • paper towel tube
  • aluminum foil 
  • diffraction sheet (available through this link)
  • tape (masking or clear)
  • scissors

In the meantime, you can read and view material about how fascinating light and color are with these resources available at the library:

A Ray of Light

Light Waves

What Is Light?

Dazzling Science Projects With Light and Color

All About Light


Enjoy exploring, and we look forward to making spectroscopes with you Monday, June 21 at 3 p.m.!