What is Color?

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"To understand the phenomenon of color, it helps to think about light as a wave." This is a brief and very informative instructional video on what color is and why we are able to see it. Your young scientists will learn such terms as the period and frequency of waves, as well explore how light is absorbed and what colors we are able to see.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Very clear, well-paced explanation
  • Uses engaging and descriptive illustrations
  • Opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open answer questions to check for understanding and add additional resources (requires free online registration)
  • None
Common Core