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This item is a problem set designed for the high school science classroom, specifically for use with the PhET simulation "Color Vision". It provides guided instruction to students as they explore the simulation, with opportunities for them to advance hypotheses as they go. The resource focuses on two areas: 1) what happens when the primary colors of light are mixed in different gradients, and 2) The effects of using colored light filters. Printable in Word format, this item is appropriate for use in grades 9-12. SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to the simulation "Color Vision", plus a related simpler problem set on additive and subtractive colors.
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Metadata instance created
May 27, 2009
by Caroline Hall
August 18, 2016
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
December 7, 2007
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light Unit Title: Visible Light and Color
Activity/Assessment Grades 9-12 A high school teacher created this worksheet/assessment specifically to guide students in using the PhET simulation "Color Vision" (see above). It provides step-by-step directions in using the simulation to explore the effects of mixing the primary colors of light. A second activity helps students "see" light as a photon. Allow two class periods with computers and internet access.
PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Introduction to Light & Color. (2007, December 7). Retrieved April 29, 2017, from Physics Education Technology Project: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3024
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An additional problem set on Color Vision, also developed by the PhET project team. This resource introduces students to the fundamentals of additive and subtractive colors. It is appropriate for middle school or for less advanced high school students.