Light and Color Experiments: Primary Colors of Light and Pigment

Light and Color Experiments: Primary Colors of Light and Pigment
Light and Color Experiments: Primary Colors of Light and Pigment
Light and Color Experiments: Primary Colors of Light and Pigment
Light and Color Experiments: Primary Colors of Light and Pigment
Light and Color Experiments: Primary Colors of Light and Pigment
Light and Color Experiments: Primary Colors of Light and Pigment
Light and Color Experiments: Primary Colors of Light and Pigment
Light and Color Experiments: Primary Colors of Light and Pigment
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What are the three primary colors of light and why are they different from the three primary colors of pigment? And how have we been teaching this incorrectly?

Playing with color is fun and kids are fascinated to see how different colors add to produce unexpected results.

Questions Answered:

What are the three primary colors of light?

What are the three primary colors of pigment?

Topics Addressed:

Additive color mixing (using colored light)

Subtractive color mixing (using pigments)

Learn to use scientific equipment:

Colored filters

Materials Needed

Three flashlights, primary-colored filters, food coloring, clear drinking glasses, white wall or screen

Preparation Time

collect materials

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To see companion curricular pieces click here

Answer Key Included

Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to.

Time Required

30 minutes or longer depending on how much of the written assignment you use.

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Copyright ©Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Photographs and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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