Does This Look White to You?

Explore the difference between the two color wheels. The focus of the installment of a larger physics playlist is to explain the difference between mixing colored paints and colored lights. Viewers find that the components of their eyes cause some interesting perceptions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Add to a unit on the anatomy of the eye
  • Recreate the demonstration in your classroom for pupils to explore
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of the color spectrum
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Pros
  • Uses diagrams and animations to illustrate the eye reaction to colored lights
  • Exciting presentation holds the attention of the viewer
Cons
  • None