What are the primary colors? NOT red, blue, and yellow. In this workshop, we explore the physics behind the primary colors of paint used in color subtraction and the primary colors of light used in color addition.

Butterfly Symmetry, Camouflage, and Disguise

Butterfly Symmetry, Camouflage, and Disguise

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 ...
Color Addition - Primary and Secondary Colors of Light

Color Addition – Primary and Secondary Colors of Light

Use this worksheet with the RGB Light Show to simply focus on the primary and secondary colors of light. If you are looking for more advanced demonstration of understanding, look at RGB Light Show Worksheet ...
Design Inspirations from RAFT

Design Inspirations from RAFT

Combine two unrelated ideas to inspire a creative new design! Engineers often use everyday objects to stimulate creative ideas. For example, an early ballpoint pen designer might have had a flash of inspiration while looking ...
Flag and Primary Color Afterimage Optical Illusions

Flag and Primary Color Afterimage Optical Illusions

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 ...
Independiente, Dependiente y Control

Independiente, Dependiente y Control

Como encender absolutamente cualquier cosa (buena casi) en un experimento cientifico! ...
Mixing Colors Fingerpainting

Mixing Colors Fingerpainting

Starting with the primary colors of paint (cyan, yellow, and magenta) have students add the colors using their fingers to first get the paint on one finger on one hand and another on the other ...
Rainbow-Ish - ROY G BIV

Rainbow-Ish – ROY G BIV

Starting with the primary colors of paint (cyan, yellow, and magenta), challenge your students to mix up all the colors of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet ...
REAL Primary Colors (NOT red, yellow, and blue)

REAL Primary Colors (NOT red, yellow, and blue)

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 ...
REAL Primary Colors Book

REAL Primary Colors Book

What are the primary colors? If you ask a physicist, they will have to ask you a question back. Are you talking about the primary colors of light, used for color addition, or the primary ...
REAL Primary Colors PQRST

REAL Primary Colors PQRST

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 ...
RGB Color Light Show Video

RGB Color Light Show Video

Do you know the REAL primary colors? With just a few supplies from your local hardware store, you can recreate this STEMAZing demonstration of the REAL primary colors of light and color addition in your ...
RGB Light Show Worksheet

RGB Light Show Worksheet

Do you know the REAL primary colors of light? Use this worksheet along with red, green, and blue flood lights to demonstrate the REAL primary colors of light and the principle of color addition. Find ...
RGB Primary Color Light Show Paper Circuit

RGB Primary Color Light Show Paper Circuit

Let students build this paper circuit to explore the REAL primary colors, which are NOT blue, yellow, and red! ...
image of person with red blue and green flood lights in front of them

Set Up for RGB Color Light Show Video

Video with tips about how to set up the RGB Light Show if you have your own set of red, green, and blue flood lights. Click on the title here, Set Up RGB Color Light ...
photo of a journal made with the STEMAZing hack

STEMAZing Journal Hack

Make graph paper STEMAZing journals that require no staples or tape using an old bookbinding trick ...

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