A good place to start when looking for ways to
mimic sunlight is to think about plants. When the
sun emits light, the light waves travel to the
earth and are absorbed by plants. The plants use
this light in photosynthesis to help the plants
grow. Plants are able to absorb light of many
colors, and so they grow best when they are
exposed to light sources that give them a full
spectrum of colors, like the sun (except green,
since plants usually reflect green light, making
them appear green in color). So, a light bulb
that mimics the sun is also good for helping
plants grow. A light bulb that mimics
sunlight is called a full-spectrum bulb,
and can be found in hardware stores and online.
Good luck with your demonstration!
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