Science C17: Using Colored Light


Award-winning video and lesson investigations for young children on the topic of light and color

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Video and lesson investigations on the topic of light and color . Key concepts include:

  • The colors seen depend on the color of light shining onto the object. White light allows all the colors to be seen.
  • Some colors of light only allow that particular color to be seen.
  • Some colors of light allow several colors to be seen.
  • Colored objects reflect their own color of light and absorb light of a different color.
  • Some colored objects reflect several colors of light.
  • White light is a combination of all the colors.
  • When all the wavelengths of the light spectrum enter the eye at the same time, in nearly equal quantities, we see the light as white.
  • We see color in objects when white light falls on them and they absorb some colors and reflect the rest.
  • As a result the objects take on the color of the light they reflect.
  • A red shoe, for example, absorbs all the colors of the visible color spectrum except red, which it reflects.


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