Investigating Light and Color

Today, I set up several stations for investigating light and color. Students moved freely from station to station, making their own discoveries. Worked out pretty well, considering how gray and dreary skies took over this afternoon.

  • a painting station with only red, blue and yellow paint
  • a station (with a mirror, a wooden block, pencil and paper, flashlight and an index card with a slit in it) ¬†where students could experience angle of incidence = angle of reflection
  • other mirrors and flashlights, so students could shine onto a particular spot on the ceiling while pointing their flashlight downward
  • a prism station
  • the colored shadows station (see below)