This item is a problem set designed for the high school science classroom, specifically for use with the PhET simulation "Color Vision". It provides guided instruction to students as they explore the simulation, with opportunities for them to advance hypotheses as they go. The resource focuses on two areas: 1) what happens when the primary colors of light are mixed in different gradients, and 2) The effects of using colored light filters. Printable in Word format, this item is appropriate for use in grades 9-12. SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to the simulation "Color Vision", plus a related simpler problem set on additive and subtractive colors. This resource is part of a large and growing collection designed using principles from physics education research and refined based on student interviews.


    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9


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