Three Colors of Light

This Three Colors of Light activity & project also includes:

It only takes three colors. Using three-colored glow sticks, pupils observe what happens when colors of light mix together. Learners use the material from a red, green, and blue glow stick to mix together. By mixing small amount of the three primary colors, individuals see how a computer or TV screen make colors using only three colors of light.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Simulate the same mixing of colors by using three-colored lights to make colored shadows
Classroom Considerations
  • May want to consider having a plastic cloth in case of a mess
  • Provides a description of what should happen
  • Includes safety information about dealing with the glow sticks
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