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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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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.Link to Unit:
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PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Color Vision (or Seeing Colors):
Accompanies PhET Simulation: Color Vision
This is the simulation which this problem set was designed to accompany.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.relation by Caroline Hall
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