Physics of Color
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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
How Do Primary Colors Combine to Make New Colors? [E]
Do some colors absorb more sunlight than others? [E] [E]
What makes white light [E]
A journey through a wonderful world of bright colors. [P]
Optics & Light Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Research principles of color perception by experimenting with various combinations of colored lights. [E]
Identify the reflection and refraction properties of light. [P]
How does colour affect the amount of light absorbed or reflected. [P]
What color light shines the brightest through fog? [P]
Investigate the spectrum of light [P]
Black holes and time [P]
Optics & Light Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
How Does Color Affect Heating by Absorption of Light? [E]
Learn about mixing and subtracting the primary colors of visible light. [E]
Investigate whether different frequencies of light contain different amounts of energy. [E]
Determine whether depth affects the ability to see color underwater. [E]
Why has the sky multiple colors at different times and places during the day? [E]
Why is The Sky Blue [E] [P]
What ophthalmic lenses best absorb ultraviolet light? [P]
Use the wavelengths of primary colors to calculate the frequencies of additive colors, as well as white light. [E]
Will high frequency plasma affect infrared spectrum viewing? [E]
How Do Different Color Filters Affect the Energy of a Laser Beam? [E]
Follow in the steps of Newton, Herschel and Ritter and discover the spectrum of light [E]
Repeat Herschel's infrared experiment [E]
Which objects or substances are best at blocking out ultraviolet rays? [P]
Determine if different colors of light bulbs would have different percentages of light pass through a prism. [P]
Find out the effect of different isolation tables and developing times on a holograms visible range of color. [P]
How does sugar density affect the index of refraction of water? [E]
Optics & Light Science Fair Projects and Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Absorption of Radiant Energy by Different Colors [E]
Effects of Temperature and Solute Concentration on Index of Refraction [E]
Determine the effect of color on the characteristics of a heat barrier material. [E]
Color vs. heat absorption: comparing the emissivity of light for different colors [E]
Optics & Light Science Fair Projects and Experiments
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