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See the World Through Color-Filtering Lenses


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See the World Through Color-Filtering Lenses

In this activity, learners examine how colored lenses act like filters and absorb all colors of light except for the color of the lenses. Learners explore this phenomenon by making a cool pair of color-filtering glasses using tinted cellophane or light filters.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics
      • Lenses and Mirrors
      • Sunlight and Color
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Zych, Ariel

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Science Friday,

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