Seeing Color: How Humans See Color (Color Filter Activity)

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Teachers can use this activity to introduce students to color filters. Students will have the opportunity to explore with the color filters and make support claims about how color filters work.

This is a great activity to introduce students to color filters after teaching about wave behaviors.

Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. Emphasis is on both light and mechanical waves. Examples of models could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions. Assessment is limited to qualitative applications pertaining to light and mechanical waves.


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