Learning objects Additive colour: the colour of light

TLF ID L2542

Compare the colours produced by light sources such as the sun, a standard light bulb and a fluorescent tube. Shine each light through a glass prism. Explain any differences in the mixture of colours from each light source. This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify that white light is made up of coloured light (the rainbow colours).
  • Students identify colour differences between sunlight and light from artificial sources.
Educational value
  • Illustrates the different mixture of colours emitted by a range of light sources.
  • Includes a screen capture mechanism for comparing light sources and visible spectrum components.
  • Tests understanding of key concepts through multiple-choice questions.
Year level

9

TopicsLight; Morality
Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Science understanding
    Concept
    • Science/Light
    • Science/Observable properties
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Rod Rees
    • Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
    • Address: Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Rod Rees
    • Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
    • Address: Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Denis Goodrum
    • Organisation: Australian National University
    • Address: Canberra ACT 2600 Australia
    • URL: http://www.anu.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive 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.

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