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This item is a problem set developed specifically for use with the PhET simulation "Color Vision".  It focuses students on the fundamentals of color addition and subtraction as it guides them in the use of the simulation.  It is designed to help users differentiate the primary colors of light from the primary colors of pigmented paint (which are different).  It is appropriate for use in grades 6-12.  SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to the simulation "Color Vision".

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Optics
- Color
= Synthesis and Analysis of Color
- The Eye
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Problem/Problem Set
- Assessment Material
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
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© 2008 PHET and University of Colorado
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Keywords:
additive colors, color, filter, light, monochromatic beam, primary colors, subtractive colors, vision
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created May 27, 2009 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
July 8, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
March 31, 2008

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Visible Light and Color

A high school teacher created this worksheet/assessment specifically for use with the PhET simulation "Color Vision" (see above).  It gives step-by-step directions to focus students on the fundamentals of color addition and subtraction, with opportunities to construct hypotheses as they go.  Allow one class period with access to internet.

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, Version 1.0 (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2008), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3050).
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PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Color Vision (or Seeing Colors), , Version 1.0 (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2008), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3050>.
APA Format
PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Color Vision (or Seeing Colors). (2008, March 31). Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3050
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Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Color Vision (or Seeing Colors). Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, March 31, 2008. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3050 (accessed 20 October 2014).
MLA Format
PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Color Vision (or Seeing Colors). Vers. 1.0. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2008. 31 Mar. 2008. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3050>.
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PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Color Vision (or Seeing Colors):

Accompanies PhET Simulation: Color Vision

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relation by Caroline Hall
Covers the Same Topic As PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Introduction to Light & Color

An additional and somewhat more complex problem set on Color Vision, also developed by the PhET project team.  Students do further exploration of the primary colors of light and examine effects of filters on monochromatic light sources.

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