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This web page, part of the Annenberg Media Teachers' Labs, enables visitors to analyze the spectrum of a star and determine its composition.  The site displays spectra of various elements and then shows a stellar spectrum, so the user can match spectral lines and identify elements in the star. Several samples of stellar spectra are provided.

This resource is part of a set of teacher workshop materials on light, developed by the Annenberg Media project.  SEE RELATED MATERIALS on this page for a link to the full set of materials, "The Science of Light".
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Fundamentals
= Spectra
- Stars
= Spectral Types
Modern Physics
- Atomic Physics
- Diffraction
- Middle School
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
- Reference Material
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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Stellar spectra, diffraction, light, spectrum, teacher workshop
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Metadata instance created June 12, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
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(Annenberg Foundation, 2000), WWW Document, (http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/spectra/index.html).
The Science of Light: Stellar Spectra, (Annenberg Foundation, 2000), <http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/spectra/index.html>.
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The Science of Light: Stellar Spectra. (2005, April 8). Retrieved February 19, 2017, from Annenberg Foundation: http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/spectra/index.html
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Annenberg Foundation. The Science of Light: Stellar Spectra. Annenberg Foundation, April 8, 2005. http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/spectra/index.html (accessed 19 February 2017).
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The Science of Light: Stellar Spectra. Annenberg Foundation, 2000. 8 Apr. 2005. 19 Feb. 2017 <http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/spectra/index.html>.
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