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The Physics and Astronomy Portal

Welcome to the Physics and Astronomy portal. This portal is intended to be a user-friendly guide to physics and astronomy content on Wikiversity for pre-school, primary and secondary levels. For a more specialist and advanced portal, please refer to the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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The Formation of a Rainbow
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1. Spherical droplet
2. Places where internal reflection of the light occurs
3. Primary rainbow
4. Places where refraction of the light occurs
5. Secondary rainbow
6. Incoming beams of white light
7. Path of light contributing to primary rainbow
8. Path of light contributing to secondary rainbow
9. Observer
10. Region forming the primary rainbow
11. Region forming the secondary rainbow
12. Zone in the atmosphere holding countless tiny spherical droplets.
Diagram showing how primary and secondary rainbows are formed. Click on the image for a full size version which you can freely re-use and modify. Print it and use it for your lessons, integrate it into your pages on Wikiversity, or use it in other learning resources and websites. Use the links below to find more images like this one.

Guide to rainbow media - Prism images - Light images
Mechanics images - Electromagnetism images - Optics images - Atomic physics images
Images relating to physics in general


This image is a part of the Educational Media Awareness Campaign, raising awareness among educators about the availability and usage of millions of free internet media in education.
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Guide to Physics and Astronomy
The following is a dynamic listing of all the pages categorized into this portal. To restructure or extend this list, you will need to edit individual page categories.
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Related material on Wikiversity
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To-do list for Physics and Astronomy
  • Do further research on boson particles
  • Study the effect that neutron stars have on their surrounding systems
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Create a new physics and astronomy page

Enter the title of your new page into the box below and click the button. This will create a new page for you and start off the page with some boilerplate.


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