Light Resources

Color Colors of Light and Blue Skies: Three excellent projects accompany text on the principles behind light science. Students will come to understand our atmosphere, light waves, colors of light, and be able to answer why our sky appears blue. Mixing Colors - light active Mixing Colors - pigments active Drop on Pixelsactive The electromagnetic spectrum is something that is more familiar thanone might think. The light that our eyes can see is actually part of the electromagnetic spectrum. This visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum consists of the colors that we see in a rainbow - from reds and oranges, through blues and purples. Each of these colors actually corresponds to a different wavelength of light The Magic Factory - see what different colored filters can doactive

light Brainpop's interactive sites for light- you need to pay to use the site's activities active list of light experiments light units Developing a Unit on Light: Scroll down past the lengthy introductory text on this site to get to numerous, excellent activities to explore all principles of light. You can use the activities and guidelines, as well as the assessment suggestions, to build your own unit on light. active Teachers' Lab: The Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project: TheScience of Light - This site offers teachers and students activites and ideas about light and also about how you can use technology to explore light. It includes: Light in Color and the Laws of Light. active Pictures from Light Students will get the chance to imitate movie projectors with this activity, where they bend light using lenses and recreate images. Make a Sun Clock: If your class is completing a unit on light, don't forget to explore how light and shadows were used to tell time. Students will build their own simple sundial with a pencil and compass. active

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