The RSpec Explorer is an educational tool which makes it possible for an entire class or lecture hall to study atomic emission spectra. This is a great device for hands-on student learning including having students identify the gas in an unknown spectrum tube. Your students will find the software (included) is easy to use right out of the box. Until now, it’s been nearly impossible to teach about light and color using traditional tools like diffraction gratings because you can’t determine if all your students are even seeing the same results of their experiments. But with the RSpec-Explorer’s camera and software system, you will be confident knowing that every student is seeing the same thing. The result is that they’re spending less time wondering what they’re looking at and more time on impactful tasks like:
- Learning how to measure the wavelength of visible light,
- Understanding the different line spectra from ionized gas tubes
- Studying the diffraction of light.
To use the unit simply position the spectrometer about a meter from the light source and connect it to a computer. The internal camera automatically focuses and adjusts to current light conditions. Project the computer screen and voila, the entire class can see the colorful spectra! Includes software to display colorful spectra and generate intensity graphs. Seven instructional videos are also included to show you how to set up and get started.
Check out a video demonstration of the RSpec Explorer on our blog post!