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Name: Austin Telles Date: 1/8/13 Period: 2 Background Information: Complete this section prior to beginning the gizmo.

A set of primary colors can be mixed to form all other colors. The three primary colors of pigment are cyan (light blue), magenta (neon pink), and yellow. Get three crayons light blue, pink, and yellow. 1. What color do you get when you mix cyan (light blue) and yellow? Green 2. What color do you get when you mix cyan and magenta (pink)? Purple 3. As you add more colors, does the resulting color get lighter or darker? Darker Go to You need to login to the website: Username: patriot001 Password: hpms001 Select the Color Absorption gizmo. Gizmo Warm-up: Mixing Light In the Color Absorption Gizmo, you can mix different colors of light instead of pigments (like paints or crayons). 1. Observe the three primary colors of light. What are they? Red, Green, Blue 2. You can click on the lights to turn them on or off. What colors are formed by the following light combinations? Red and green light: Yellow Green and blue light: Teal Red and blue light: Purple Red, green, and blue light: White

3. As you add more colors of light, does the resulting color get lighter or darker? Darker 4. How is mixing the primary colors of light related to mixing the primary colors of pigment (paint)? _All the colors are made from the three primary colors. When you add more pigment the color gets darker. _ _______________________________________________________________________ Activity A: Absorption and Transmission Get the gizmo ready: Turn all 3 lights on.

Introduction: If light is blocked by an object, it is either reflected or absorbed. If light passes through an object, it is transmitted. Objects that transmit light without blurring are transparent. Question: How does colored glass transmit and absorb light? _Transmitted__ 1. Observe: Drag each shade of colored glass into the light box, one at a time. What do you notice? __I notice that the thin glass makes the light lightly colored and the thick glass makes it darker. If you add more colors it turns black.__ _______________________________________________________________________ 2. Predict: What color of light will be transmitted by the Dark red, thick glass? _Dark red__ 3. Experiment: For each glass color, turn on the red, green, and blue lights separately. Record the color that results from each combination of glass and light. Glass Dark red, thick Dark green, thick Dark blue, thick Red light only Dark red Black Very dark red Black Very dark red Green light only Black Dark green Black Blue light only Black Black Dark blue

4. Analyze: If a color of light passed through a piece of glass, it was transmitted. If most of the light was blocked by the glass, it was absorbed. Fill in the blanks below. A. Red glass transmits red light and absorbs blue and green light. B. Green glass transmits green light and absorbs red and blue light. C. Blue glass transmits blue light and absorbs green and red light. Activity B: Making Colors Get the gizmo ready. Turn all three lights on. Remove all glass from the light box. Question: How can you filter light to create different colors? By mixing different shades. 1. Challenge: Experiment with different combinations of lights and pieces of glass. See what colors you can create! Use the R G B graph to see that each colors matches the goal. (Hint: You dont have to start with all three lights on.) When you solve one of the challenge colors, record your solutions below.


Sol utio n R 100 70 50 G 50 0 25 B 0 70 0 Lights used Green Red Red Blue Red, Green Glass used Dark red thin Light green thin, Light red thin Dark green thin, Dark red thick

Color Orange
Deep purple


Sea foam



Green Blue

Dark green thin, Dark blue thin

EL- Color Absorption