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Assessment resource Additive colour: assessment

TLF ID L10324

Test your understanding of coloured light including the effects of shining a beam of light through a prism, of mixing light and of shining different coloured light on objects. Answer multiple-choice questions and give your reasoning for your answers. Use animations of adding different coloured light from torches to predict and explain the effects. View and print a report on your work. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify that a triangular prism can separate the colours of white light into a spectrum.
  • Students identify that the three additive primary colours are red, green and blue.
  • Students predict the result when additive colours are mixed.
  • Students relate the colour of an object to the reflection and absorption of different colours.
  • Students predict the result when additive colours fall on coloured objects.
Educational value
  • Assesses student understanding that light is made up of coloured light (spectrum).
  • Assesses student understanding of the result when additive colours are mixed.
  • Assesses student understanding of the effect when additive colours fall on coloured objects.
  • Requires students to provide reasons for their answers to multiple-choice questions.
  • Provides model answers for students to compare their reasoning against.
  • Includes a printable report of the student's performance.
Year level

5

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Physical sciences
  • Science/Science understanding
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Modelling;
    • Multiple choice questions

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Gayl O'Connor
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    • Technical implementer
    • Technical implementer
    • Organisation: CSIRO Publishing
    • Address: Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.