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How We See Opaque and Transparent Objects

Students examine color filters and predict the colors they transmit. In this visible light lesson, students use color filters, a mirror, and black cardboard to discuss the ideas of transmission, absorption, and reflection of light. They predict the colors that will be transmitted onto a white screen in comparison with the colors that the filters reflect.

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5th - 8th
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Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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