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Color Vision

In this online activity, learners make a whole rainbow by mixing red, green, and blue light. They can change the wavelength of a monochromatic beam or they can filter white light. They can also view the light as a solid beam or see the individual photons. This activity includes an online simulation, sample learning goals, teaching ideas, and translations in over 30 languages.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Simulation

Language:
Arabic, Basque, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Materials List (per student)


  • Computer with online access, current Java software, and mouse

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics
      • Lenses and Mirrors
      • Electromagnetic Spectrum
      • Sunlight and Color
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Light and Optics

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • LeMaster, Ron; Malley, Chris; Perkins, Kathy; Wieman, Carl; Adams, Wendy; Harlow, Danielle

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, University of Colorado, ©2011

Funding Sources:

  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • National Science Foundation
  • Excellence Center of Science and Mathematics Education at King Saud University
  • O'Donnell Foundation

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