This multipart workshop from our NH-DI Roundup newsletter is all about color:
- How our eyes make it possible for us to see in color.
- How new colors can be created by combining light sources, or mixing paints and dyes together.
- The different ways in which animals (and some people) see color.
Part 1: Light up the World!
Learn about the nature of light and how our eyes perceive color, and use this knowledge to make a secret message decoder using colored cellophane or tissue paper.
Part 2: Mixing Things Up!
Learn how to mix paint and food coloring to create new colors of your own choosing.
Part 3: Cones, Colors, Curves, and Afterimages!
Lots more about how our eyes really work, with instructions on how to create your afterimage illusions.
Part 4: Can You See What I See?
Many animals can see colors that humans can’t detect. Find out what the world might look like to a dog, and learn more about color blindness.