Educational Spectrophotometer Kit

Product Code: OS-8537


PASCO’s Educational Spectrophotometer teaches basic optical principles and allows quantitative measurements rivaling those of more expensive units.

When the Spectrophotometer is used with PASCO Capstone, students can explore the relationship between angle, wavelength and intensity and graph the spectral lines from discharge tubes. Lines from mercury, sodium, helium, neon, krypton and argon can be plotted— even the lines of the Balmer series in hydrogen can be detected.

Students can also analyze the transmission characteristics of filters, chemical solutions and even the absorption spectrum of a leaf. Few instruments can be used to teach so many aspects of science.


  • Collimating Slits: Set of 5 slits ranging from 0.1-1.5 mm.
  • Collimating Lens: 100 mm focal length, 50 mm dia. coated lens.
  • Diffraction Grating: High-quality, 600 lines/mm grating strongly blazed in the first order.
  • Focusing Lens: 100 mm focal length, 50 mm dia. coated lens.

What’s Included

  • 1x Spectrophotometer Table
  • 1x Rotating Arm
  • 1x Collimating Slits and Lens
  • 1x Focusing Lens
  • 1x Diffraction Grating and Holder
  • 2x Track Rod Clamp (ME-9836)

Buying Guide

Required Accessories
For use with PASPORT.

1x Basic Optics System

For use with PASPORT.

1x Aperture Bracket

For use with PASPORT.

1x PASPORT Rotary Motion Sensor

For use with PASPORT.

1x PASPORT High Sensitivity Light Sensor

For use with ScienceWorkshop.

1x Rotary Motion Sensor

For use with ScienceWorkshop.

1x High-Sensitivity Light Sensor



Recommended Accessories
Spectral Tube Power Supply and Mount SE-9460

Support Documents

Educational Spectrophotometer Instruction Manual