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Color Addition and Subtraction—Primary Colors Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7398 

Price: $32.58

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In the Color Addition and Subtraction Primary Colors Demonstration Kit for physical science and physics, help students clearly see the difference between primary colors of light and primary colors of pigment.

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Help students clearly see the difference between primary colors of light and primary colors of pigment. Show color mixing by addition using blue, red and green filters. The three primary colors of light are projected onto a screen then refracted to overlap and produce white light. Next color mixing by subtraction is demonstrated by overlapping filters of magenta, yellow and cyan—the true primary colors of pigment—to completely absorb all wavelengths of visible light, producing black. An unforgettable demonstration with complete instructions, reproducible student worksheet and extensive discussion notes.

All materials are reusable—a super value! Requires an overhead projector.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Acetate sheets, red, blue, and green, 3" x 3", pkg/3
Lens, double convex, 50 mm, 25 cm, 3
Polystyrene sheet, opaque white, 3 holes, 12" x 12"
Theater gels, blue, magenta and yellow, 2½" x 3", pkg/3

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS4.A: Wave Properties
HS-PS4.A: Wave Properties

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-PS2-1: Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.
MS-PS2-2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object
HS-PS2-1: Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.
HS-PS2-2: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.