There is No Pink Light

Barbie, pink flowers, Pink Panther, pink pigs, pink clothes, and pink flamingos all have one thing in common — they really aren't pink because there is no such thing as pink light. So, what is the color we call pink? The short video explains all.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To learn about the color blue and why it didn't exist in ancient times check out: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-blue-and-how-do-we-see-color-2015-2
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes prior knowledge of the difference between mixing colors and mixing light
  • Be wary of scientific explanations offered in the comments section as many lack basic scientific basis
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning in 23 different languages
  • Engaging video holds viewers' attention
Cons

  • None
Common Core