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Roy G. Biv Has Feelings Too
Students test their memory recall and discuss its association to color. After reading an article, they discuss the natural and psycho-sociological significance of the color red. As a class, they participate in a mood-color association experiment. They write a short story based on one of the images used in the experiment.
I Can See a Rainbow!
Why is the sky blue, and where to colors come from? Kids identify the colors of the rainbow, find the colors in a rainbow, then use color filters to find each color in white light. The lesson includes a rubric and six different activities that introduce learners to the color wheel, properties of light, the mnemonic Roy G. Biv, and hands on inquiry.
What's the Frequency, Roy G. Biv?
Introduce starting space scientists to the electromagnetic spectrum, expecially the portion of visible light. Teach them about wavelength and frequesncy. Then give them a roll of adding machine tape and a manila folder to make a wavelenght model measurer! Detailed procedures and a worksheet are provided.
Wavelengths of Light
Explore physical science by participating in a visual spectrum experiments. Budding scientists identify the colors in the color spectrum and view the colors in class by utilizing cellophane, flash lights, and other arts and crafts materials. They define a list of light related vocabulary terms and complete a worksheet.
Roy G. Biv Has Feelings Too
Students explore, examine and study about the natural and psycho-sociological significance of the color red. They participate in a mood-color association experiment and then discuss and plot their responses to the experiment on a graph.
New! Rainbow in the Room
Uncover the science behind the beautiful phenomena of rainbows with a simple demonstration. Shine light through different-sized containers of water as young scientists learn that rainbows occur when visible light is split up into its seven constituent parts. Depending on the age of your class, extend the activity by discussing wavelength, frequency, and other components of the electromagnetic spectrum.
How are paint colors and colors in light related?
Make an art to science connection by discussing the properties of colors and white light. Learners create colors using paints and light beams through prisms. They utilize filters to see how colors change, then construct a graph to show their findings.
How do you remember all of the colors of the rainbow? One trick is to remember "Roy G. Biv." This video demonstrates how "Roy G. Biv" can help you to remember the colors.
Enlightening Explorations, Part III
Sixth graders continue their examination of light. In groups, they make rainbows and examine the spectrum of visible light. They travel between various stations recording their observations about the behaviors of light. To end the lesson, they challenge each other on their findings.
The Color Spectrum
What is a color spectrum? Simple, it's comprised of the colors of the rainbow. Have the classs read a passage about the color spectrum and then complete two short answer activities.
Who doesn't love a rainbow? Little ones adore them, so why not make rainbows the subject of your next art project. Your class can use watercolor to paint rainbows. As they do, have them identify the colors in the rainbow, talk about how new colors are made as they blend together, and how rainbows are formed.
Is Every Color in the Rainbow?
Students discuss whether all colors are in the rainbow. In this physics lesson, students defend their ideas and present persuasive arguments to support them.
Preschool Lesson Plan: Rainbows
Students explore visual arts by participating in a color identification activity. For this rainbows lesson, students discuss the different colors that make up the color spectrum and why we see rainbows in nature. Students read the book Planting a Rainbow and paint their own using water based paints.
Rainbow Color Wheel
ROYGBIV stands for rainbow! Kids explore the color wheel by mixing and making primary and secondary colors. They read the story Mouse Paint and look at the use of color in several art pieces. Then they create color wheels on paper plates while discussing how warm and cool colors can be used to express feelings, thoughts, and emotions.
I'll Build You A Rainbow
Sixth graders conduct a variety of experiments to explore types of light and the concept of refraction. They observe objects in water, use water and prisms to create rainbows and combine light filtered through colored cellophane to achieve a white light.
Physical Sciences/Light: Making Rainbows
Young scholars make rainbows by completing a hands on activity. In this rainbows lesson plan, students watch a video, use prisms, a flashlight, and different color paper to make a rainbow. Then they write about it in their science journal.
What's the Frequency, Roy G. Biv?
Students examine the concept of frequency and wavelength. They analyze how frequency and wavelength relate to each other by conducting an experiment involving measuring and timing wavelengths by pulling adding machine tape through an apparatus.
Third graders view a multimedia presentation to access prior knowledge of ways they have seen light. In this spectrum of color lesson, 3rd graders students experiment with light and a prism. Students record their observations and explain what they see. Students repeat varying the color of the paper. Students self-evaluate.
The Color Spectrum: How Does it Work?
Create models of the infrared, visible, and ultraviolet portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Working in small groups, your class can investigate metric conversions calculations. They will find the length of the waves in nanometers, and then determine the size for the model of the spectrum if the scale is 1 nanometer equals 1 millimeter. They check their model by shining white light through a prism in order to see the visible spectrum.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a one-paragraph essay about rainbows. They answer three multiple-choice questions about the passage.