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ERIC Number: EJ1066021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Teaching the Absorption of Light Colours Using an Artificial Rainbow
Yurumezoglu, Kemal; Isik, Hakan; Arikan, Gizem; Kabay, Gozde
Physics Education, v50 n4 p402-409 Jul 2015
This paper presents an experimental activity based on the absorption of light colours by pigments. The activity is constructed using a stepwise design and offers an opportunity for students and teachers to compare and generalize the interactions between light and pigment colours. The light colours composing an artificial rainbow produced in the classroom are subtracted using a set-up of refractive solutions containing pigments. Symbolic, diagrammatic and realistic representations are provided to explain and compare the findings from seven steps in the activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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