Lab-Aids: Investigating Light - Colors and Energy (Station approach) Kit
Working at this station, students compare and contrast the effects of different combinations of colored filters and different combinations of colored light. Students then explore the energy contained in different colors of light in both pre-designed and self designed investigations. Four student activities will take a total of between four and eight 50-minute sessions to complete. The activities in this module (and in the related LAB-P104-S01
, and LAB-P104-S04
modules) were originally part of longer units developed at the University of Kentucky. The station approach allows you to offer a variety of concurrent activities for different student groups.
This kit was written and designed by professors at the University of Kentucky.
- Visible light contains one or more colors of the visible spectrum.
- Different colors of light have different properties, including energy, and colors can be removed and combined to achieve different effects.
- Ideal companion for Kits LAB-P104-S01, LAB-P104-S03, and LAB-P104-S04.
- 1 Teacher's Guide
- 1 Light station, LAB-AIDS‚®
- 1 Filter mask, three-color
- 1 Red filter mask
- 1 Blue filter mask
- 1 Light-blocking card
- 1 T-shaped beam blocker
- 1 Color stripe card
- 1 Luminescent paper sheet
- 1 Red and blue colored pencil
- 1 Square-frame diffraction grating
- 1 Positive rectangular Fresnel lens (C)
- 1 Lens holder, base
- 1 Fresnel lens holder, top
- 1 Red filter slide
- 1 Blue filter slide
- 1 Temperature-sensing sheet
- 1 Viewing screen
- 2 Viewing screen stands
- 2 Clips
- 2 Gray paper sheets
- 2 Puzzle cards
- 3 Mirrors
- 4 Mirror/Slide holders
- Number of Students: 1 small group
- To complete the activities in this four-activity kit requires four to eight ~50-minute class periods.