Art Institute of Chicago
Explore color through an examination of pointillism and light. Class members view Georges Seraut's famous painting on a computer, zooming in and out to see the details and effects of the technique. They then cover how light and color are...
Students explore various scientific concepts, such as color and spectra, and use iMovie to create movies that demonstrate and explain these concepts to their classmates. They research a concept and use AppleWorks to create a storyboard.
Learners explore the nature of light. They use on-line articles and a worksheet to explore the roles of the eye and brain in the perception of color. They draw and label a diagram illustrating the movement of light.
Itsy Bitsy Fun
Bring some Halloween math to the class for a spooktacular addition to your instruction. Here, scholars color by number to uncover four spooky scenes including a pumpkin, a bat flying across the moon, haunted trees, and a cat.
All Our Days
Turn young learners into pattern detectives with this fun hands-on activity. Using the included set of cards showing different block towers, children replicate each pattern with their own manipulatives while attempting identify...
You have to love the color wheel, it's just so colorful! Your kids will love it too, as they work through an introductory exercise which allows them the opportunity to draw and paint a color wheel of their own. This wheel focuses on...
When you paint you almost always use color. Budding artists explore the color wheel, color vocabulary, and painting techniques. They discuss and practice mixing colors, then paint a color wheel for personal reference.
Students research a specific color and create either a PowerPoint presentation, color brochure, or a movie about the research they found. Through research, they examine the meaning of color around the world and discover hos to choose a...
An interesting set of details about the light spectrum, these slides explain how objects reflect and absorb light to affect how they appear to the human eye. The differences in mixing lights or pigments is explained and some everyday...
Rainbow science anyone? learners put the color specturm, frequency, light waves, and wavelengths into a light speed context. They use algebraic formulas to determine the speed of each light wave length. A great way to connect math and...
Being a good artist means being able to critique your own work. Here young painters will take a short quiz on color schemes in acrylic painting and then reflect on their use of color in a recently completed piece. A great worksheet for...
Utilizing computer software, learners demonstrate the color spectrum. They investigate the life of the artist Piet Mondrian and define his style of artwork. Then they use Photoshop to recreate some of his designs while discovering the...
Introducing concepts in multiple contexts is a great way to build recognition skills. Each slide in this presentation contains an image of an item of a particular color and a sentence that describes that image, the word representing each...
This geometric pattern will appeal to learners' artistic sides as they color various shapes based on a guide: they color circles blue, triangles red, squares green, and rectangles yellow. What does this finished design remind scholars...
Take a walk through the garden with a cute activity about color words. Eight cards show smiling flowers in different colors, along with their color names, inviting young learners to identify them.
North Birmingham Academy
What better way to learn about colors than by coloring? Starting with the primary colors, young artists follow written prompts to shade in various rectangles and a color wheel to show complementary colors, tints and shades, and more.
Support emotional development with a color wheel featuring a variety of feelings. Each expression comes equipped with an informative pop-up offering a picture, its etymology, a definition, and an example statement.
Students explore light and color, including how colors are mixed to produce new colors, how light is filtered, and how light is reflected off of surfaces. They read materials provided, complete worksheets, and complete hands-on activities.
Photocopy single-color images onto acetate transparencies and either demonstrate or have your class experience the combination of colors to produce images. Children will learn that cyan, magenta, yellow, and black combine to make all of...
Reinforce color recognition with a set of cards that offer color words on a corresponding colored background. Colors in focus are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and brown.
Sight and Sound Reading
Practice reading sight words with a St. Patrick's Day worksheet! Early readers identify words and letters and follow the coloring key to create two colorful portraits of a dancing leprechaun.
California Academy of Science
At one point, all mammals carried only two color receptors, but now most humans carry three. An informative presentation and hands-on activity demonstrate how this evolved through genetics. By participating in the activity, pupils...
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