the NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project
This is a NASA-created lesson plan on the primary colors of light (red, green, and blue), developed for use in grades 4-8. It introduces children to the basics of the primary additive colors through a hands-on experiment with flashlights and colored filters. It includes printable worksheets with answer keys.
This item is part of a larger module on the topic of light by NASA's Imagers project.
NASA activity, RGB colors, additive colors, color addition, lesson plan, primary colors, spectrum
Metadata instance created
July 10, 2009
by Caroline Hall
March 6, 2010
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
January 20, 2008
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light Unit Title: Visible Light and Color
Hands-On Experiment Grades 4-8 Students cooperatively explore the three primary additive colors of light (red, green, blue) by using flashlights and colored filters. Developed by NASA, this lesson includes printable worksheets and answer keys. *NOTE: Students will need scaffolding to understand why these three colors are the primaries of light, which runs counter to the primary colors of paint and pigment. Click on the link below under Teacher Content Support for more information.
<a href="http://www.compadre.org/precollege/items/detail.cfm?ID=9243">NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project. NASA IMAGERS: The Primary Colors of Light. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project, January 20, 2008.</a>
NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project. NASA IMAGERS: The Primary Colors of Light. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project, January 20, 2008. http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/teachersite/UL1.htm (accessed 20 January 2017).
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