Mad Science – Light and Color

March 8, 2010 at 8:15 am (Uncategorized)

Last week we had the 3rd of our eight Mad Science classes for the year.  These classes have been SO fun!  This one was on Light and Color.  Here is a little of what we learned.

  • How our eyes see colors using light.
  • How colors mixed together appear as white.
  • How color solutions mixed together make black.
  • We used chromatography to help us seperate black to create a rainbow of colors.
  • We used diffraction glasses to break light into a rainbow of colors.
  • We made a Newton Color Wheel that blends colors into white.
  • We learned about the chemical energy of different metals.
  • Watched an indoor fireworks show with our diffraction glasses.

The Scientist showing us light through a prism.

Demonstrating the Newton Color Wheel.

Building our Newton Color Wheels. (My kids are now the proud owners of battery operated motors.  Life will never be the same around here again!  LOL)

My little man building his frame for his motor.

All the kids building their frames for the motors for their color wheels.

The teacher demonstrating with the black light.

My little Scientist sporting his
diffraction glasses.

The kids watching the indoor fireworks with their
diffraction glasses. :^)

Cute little Scientist!

Happy Homeschooling,

Jamin

Read my other posts on Mad Science:
Mad Science Kid’s Day
Mad Science at My House – Watt’s Up?
Mad Science – Dry Ice

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