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Where does color come from?

The goal of this activity is to initiate students into the concept of light radiation by studying color. By experimenting with refraction and reflection, students discover that objects’ colors are a result of our ability to perceive different wavelengths of visible light.


Here are some suggestions for other resources that you might use in class before or after carrying out the activity:

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