WONDER #2496: What Are Prisms?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. how rainbows form after a rainstorm.
  2. which colors of light move the fastest through a prism or droplet of rain.
  3. prisms, which Sir Isaac Newton used to learn about the spectrum of light.
  4. why people used to think prisms distorted light.

Question 2 of 3

Sir Isaac Newton used a _________________ prism in his experiment.

  1. triangular
  2. rectangular
  3. cylindrical
  4. hexagonal

Question 3 of 3

What is it called when white light is split into the spectrum of colors that make it up?

  1. Refraction
  2. Division
  3. Reflection
  4. Dispersion

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