Playing With Light and Colour web activity

Do you know how light reflects and diffuses? What colours is white light made up of? This web activity, suitable for whiteboard presentation or group or individual classwork includes: animations demonstrating how light is reflected, how light reflects off rough surfaces (angle of incidence, angle of reflection), what colours make up white light, why colours appear as they do and how reflection and absorption of light is used in cosmetic products.

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This is just one section of the CATIE Faces of Science educational website for Key Stages 3 and 4 Science.


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Created: Nov 19, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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