Pixels, Pictures, and Phones

This Pixels, Pictures, and Phones activity & project also includes:

Take a real close look at your phone screen. What do you see? Here's an activity that provides guidance on how to look at a smart phone screen in order to see the pixels and to see how the phone creates colors and motion on the screen.

5 Views 3 Downloads NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a projection microscope so the entire class can see at the same time
  • Include with a lesson on color blending using color wheels
Classroom Considerations

  • Needs at least a 10X microscope

  • You can enlarge images to get a better perspective
  • Provides the biological reason color pixels are created the way they are

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