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The Color Chaos Class Kit NGSS

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Your students will use an assortment of colored beads, a trio of LED lights (in red, blue, and green), a battery, and their own powers of observation to demonstrate the science behind color perception.

Description

Confounding, compelling, and just plain fun, this engaging experiment explains how we see color. Your students will use an assortment of colored beads, a trio of LED lights (in red, blue, and green), a battery, and their own powers of observation to demonstrate the science behind color perception. What happens when different colors of light shine upon different colors of beads? Our blue beads look blue because they reflect only blue light. But what do they look like if there isn't any blue light? What does a red bead look like in blue light? What about purple? It's the white-and-gold (or blue-and-black) dress debate again, brought to your classroom! This class kit and lesson will help your students explore these concepts in a dramatic and memorable way. Includes 60 LEDs, 1,000 colored beads, 20 CR2032 batteries, and instructions available by download.

NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

1-PS4-2

Students can make observations with the Color Chaos Class Kit to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.

2-PS1-1

Students can plan and conduct an investigation with the Color Chaos Class Kit to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

4-PS4-2

Students can plan and conduct an investigation with the Color Chaos Class Kit to develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.

4-LS1-2

Students can plan and conduct an investigation with the Color Chaos Class Kit to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

MS-PS4-2

Students can use the Color Chaos Class Kit to develop and use a model to describe how waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

HS-PS4-1

Students can use the Color Chaos Class Kit to conduct investigations and use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding the relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

1-PS4-2
2-PS1-1

Students can use the Color Chaos Class Kit in a variety of investigations and experiments to explain how we see color. Construct a 'peek-a-boo box' by cutting a small opening on the narrow side of a shoebox-sized cardboard box. The opening should be large enough for one hand to fit in. The box eliminates other light sources, thus enabling students to isolate variables. Students may place various beads deep in the box and shine each LED light on the beads to make observations.

4-PS4-2
4-LS1-2
MS-PS4-2
HS-PS4-1

Construct a 'peek-a-boo box' for each lab station (see above). Teacher secretly places two different colored beads deep inside each the box. Give each student at the lab station a different colored LED light. Ask each student to illuminate the LED light in the box and peek in. Have them record their observations—what color are the beads? Have students share data and start a conversation about how we see light.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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