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Science Experiment - True Colours

PDF | 5 pages|Grades: 5 - 6 | Starter Sheet

A science experiment that explores the perception of colour.

Would shining a different coloured light on an object change its colour? Let’s investigate!

This Physical Sciences experiment allows students to investigate how colours may change in certain conditions. It also guides young scientists through designing a fair test and the experiment procedure.

Students follow the scientific method to conduct the experiment in small groups and then complete the worksheet provided.

Light Vocabulary

straight line visible spectrum light source
light beam reflect
torch opaque shine
shadow absorption sun
concave convex lens prism
refraction reflection watt
shade translucent daylight
joule transparent crest
trough wavelength frequency
law of reflection plane mirror natural light
transmit nanometres absorb
lens magnetic diffraction
cornea pupil iris
concave lens convex mirror concave mirror
retina rod cone
pigment particles direction
penumbra photon ray umbra
ultraviolet polarisation wave
electromagnetic spectrum light-year infrared
electromagnetic wave particle-wave theory
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