Assessment resource Subtractive colour: assessment

TLF ID L10325

Test your understanding of the effect of filters on white light. Select a filter, or combination of filters to produce a particular lighting effect. Answer multiple-choice questions and give your reasoning for your answers. Predict the effect of adding different coloured filters to white light. Then use animations to help you explain why this effect occurs. 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 coloured filters selectively absorb colours.
  • Students identify the regions of the spectrum absorbed by filters of each of the three subtractive primary colours.
  • Students relate the colour of an object to the reflection and absorption of different colours.
  • Students predict the result when subtractive colours are filtered onto coloured objects.
Educational value
  • Assesses student understanding that light is made up of coloured light (spectrum).
  • Assesses student understanding of coloured filters that selectively absorb colours.
  • Assesses student understanding of the effect when subtractive colours are filtered onto 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
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
    Browsers
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    • 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.

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