Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You - Light and Color Relations

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This item is an interactive Java simulation in which users control a slider to produce concave or convex lenses and explore how the lens shape affects the refraction of light through the surface.


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This is an interactive Java tutorial that explores how color perception is affected by changing red/green/blue values and by hue, color saturation, and brightness.


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This item is an introductory tutorial on refractive and geometric properties of lenses, accompanied by multiple drawings illustrating various types of both convex and concave lenses.


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This item is an interactive Java simulation that examines how the primary subtractive colors (also known as complementary colors) combine to form the primary additives, as well as black.


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This is an interactive Java simulation that explores how the three primary subtractive colors can be added, along with black, to create four-color prints.


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This is a tutorial by the same authors designed as content support for K-12 science teachers on the subject of light reflection.  It is also appropriate for students of introductory physics.



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