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This is a NASA-created instructional module for grades 4-8 on the topic of light, color, and the electromagnetic spectrum. It introduces users to the basics of light and electromagnetic energy through experiments and interactive activities. In Lesson 1, students explore color mixing to discover that the primary colors of light are red, green, and blue. Lesson 2 models how objects absorb and reflect colors of light. Lesson 3 introduces the electromagnetic spectrum through a web-based activity that is easily understood by children. Each lesson contains a link to background information for teachers.  

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
= Electromagnetic Spectrum
Optics
- Color
= Synthesis and Analysis of Color
- Middle School
- Elementary School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Model
= Unit of Instruction
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- Physical Science
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 2007 NASA
Keywords:
NASA activity, color addition, color subtraction, light absorption, light reflection, module, primary colors, shadows, spectrum
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Metadata instance created July 8, 2009 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
March 6, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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(NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project, Cleveland, 2007), WWW Document, (http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/teachersite/UL.htm).
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NASA Imagers: Understanding Light (NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project, Cleveland, 2007), <http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/teachersite/UL.htm>.
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NASA Imagers: Understanding Light. (2008, January 20). Retrieved July 24, 2014, from NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project: http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/teachersite/UL.htm
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NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project. NASA Imagers: Understanding Light. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project, January 20, 2008. http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/teachersite/UL.htm (accessed 24 July 2014).
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NASA Imagers: Understanding Light. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project, 2007. 20 Jan. 2008. 24 July 2014 <http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/teachersite/UL.htm>.
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