If you ask a physicist,”What are the primary colors?” They would ask you, “Are you talking about light or paint?” The answer is different for light and paint but beautifully connected.     The REAL primary colors of paint are NOT red, yellow, and blue – as taught in school until you reach physics –…

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              How does your eye see a red apple? Explore this question using a phenomenon driven storyline to engage students in exploring how the eye works and how we create color using light and using pigments. And, for physics sake, please let the experiment with the REAL primary colors,…

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You can either print these out in color or just look at them on a screen to see an afterimage based on how your red, green, and blue color receptors work in your eye. What colors do you see? The side with the boxes has the primary colors of paints/pigments. You should see the primary…

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A great lesson to put students’ knowledge of the REAL primary colors of paints to use. Challenge students to create a butterfly using symmetry which uses either camouflage or disguise as a survival technique.  

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