This is a full and comprehensive unit for teaching basic colour science to first grade students. This unit also includes a teacher's guide, self-assessments, quizzes, and lesson aids. The included activities for each outcome are listed below.
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⚠️ PLEASE NOTE:
I am not a French speaker. This unit has been translated and proofread by a third party. To save time and money, I have decided not to translate any of the pages meant exclusively for teacher reference. All student activity pages and visual aids have been translated.
Green ✅ below indicate French, while red ❌ indicate English.
1. Identify colours in a variety of natural and manufactured objects.
✅ KWL Chart
✅ Colour the crayons
✅ Graph your favourite colour, eye colour, or hair colour
✅ Colour by word x2
✅ Colours all around x2
✅ Colour Sentences
✅ My Colourful Week
✅ Natural and manufactured objects x2
2. Compare and contrast colours, using terms such as lighter than, darker than, more blue, brighter than.
✅ Shades of colour
✅ Comparing colour
❌ Paint chip art
3. Order a group of coloured objects, based on a given criterion.
✅ Colour sorting mat
✅ Ordering coloured objects x2
4. Predict and describe changes in colour that result from the mixing of primary colours and from mixing a primary colour with white or with black.
✅ Primary colours
✅ Mixing primary colours
✅❌ Make a spinner (instructions not translated)
✅❌ Rainbow milk experiment (instructions not translated)
✅ Let's paint shades
✅ Think about it (word problems)
5. Create a colour that matches a given sample by mixing the appropriate amounts of two primary colours.
✅❌ Mix modelling clay (instructions not translated)
✅❌ Set up a paint center (instructions not translated)
✅ Think about it (word problems)
6. Distinguish colours that are transparent from those that are not. Students should recognize that some coloured liquids and gels can be seen through and are thus transparent and that other colours are opaque.
✅ Transparent or opaque?
7. Compare the effect of different thickness of paint. Students should recognize that a very thin layer of paint, or a paint that has been watered down, may be partly transparent.
✅ Transparent or opaque? #2
✅ Colouring page
8. Compare the adherence of a paint to different surfaces; e.g., different forms of papers, fabrics, and plastics.
✅ Does it stick? X3
9. Demonstrate that colour can sometimes be extracted from one material and applied to another; e.g., by extracting a vegetable dye and applying it to a cloth, by dissolving and transferring a water-soluble paint.
✅ Complete a painting with water-colour markers
✅ Vegetable dye experiment recording sheet
10. Demonstrate at least one way to separate sunlight into component colours.
✅❌ Separating sunlight x2 (instructions not translated)
✅❌ Coffee filter experiment x2 (instructions not translated)
✅ Self-Assessment x2
✅ Show What you Know x2
✅ Answer Key x2
❌ Teacher Script x2
✅ Colour word cards
✅ I have, Who has? game
✅ Printable paint chips
✅ Primary colours puzzles
✅ The colour wheel
✅ Secondary colours posters
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