Prism : This is high-quality, 4-inch optical plastic , it divides white light into a colorful spectrum. This comes in a nicely packed box. It will make a good birthday gift. Let the young scientist explore the light and split the light into its 7 colors.
An optical is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that refract light. At least one surface must be angled—elements with two parallel surfaces are not prisms. The traditional geometrical shape of an optical prism is that of a triangular prism with a triangular base and rectangular sides, and in colloquial use “prism” usually refers to this type. Some types of optical prism are not in fact in the shape of geometric prisms. Prisms can be made from any material that is transparent to the wavelengths for which they are designed. Typical materials include glass, plastic, and fluorite.
A dispersive can be used to break white light up into its constituent spectral colors (the colors of the rainbow). Furthermore, prisms can be used to reflect light, or to split light into components with different polarizations.
Grades 3 and up/Ages 8 and up
A solid object with two identical ends and flat sides. The shape of the ends give it the name, such as “triangular prism
The cross section is the same all along its length.
The sides are parallelograms (4-sided shape with opposites sides parallel)
It is also a polyhedron.
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