What Is Color?

If your electromagnetic spectrum lesson plan has you feeling a little blue, here's a resource that will have you tickled pink! A video from a vast physics playlist describes color from its humble beginnings as a wavelength to its perception within your brain. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Dig deeper into color vision using a vibrant interactive
  • Have pupils read about the types of color blindness in an article as a part of an inherited traits lesson

Classroom Considerations

  • Display the electromagnetic spectrum and the wavelengths of visible light for learners to refer to during the video

  • Simple explanations make the video very student-friendly
  • Animated rods and cones help viewers comprehend how the eye senses color and transmits it to the brain

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Common Core