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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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Optics
- Color
= Synthesis and Analysis of Color
- The Eye
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Problem/Problem Set
- Assessment Material
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
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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:
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.

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, Version 1.0 (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2007), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3024).
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PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Introduction to Light & Color, , Version 1.0 (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2007), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3024>.
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PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Introduction to Light & Color. (2007, December 7). Retrieved November 27, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3024
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Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Introduction to Light & Color. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, December 7, 2007. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3024 (accessed 27 November 2014).
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PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Introduction to Light & Color. Vers. 1.0. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2007. 7 Dec. 2007. 27 Nov. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3024>.
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Covers the Same Topic As PhET Teacher Ideas and Activities: Color Vision (or Seeing Colors)

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.

relation by Caroline Hall
Accompanies PhET Simulation: Color Vision

This is the simulation which this problem set was designed to accompany.

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