Light & Color: Teachers
Lots of Light and Color Information
Visit this site to have access to all sorts of interactive demonstrations about light.
Use Jello Optics to help illustrate the science of light.
Additional Edible Optics lessons can be found at the Exploratorium and Stanford.
Investigate color vision. Includes a teacher guide and a student guide.
Check out this concept map full of light, vision and color science information — lots of good stuff.
Fun, fun, fun — optical illusions.
Explore color at colormatters.com.
Physics Classroom has lesson plans for your light unit.
Visit Florida State University if you need some background information.
Here is another resource to help you with your background knowledge — complete with great images.
Here is a list of visual resources for your light and color unit.
Check out these online images of the electromagnetic spectrum — one or more of them should help you in your unit and you can use them on your interactive whiteboard:
Interactive Color Activities
Lesson, games, experiments, videos — you "gotta" visit this one.
You'll want to take a look at these engaging Color Interactives that explore filters, shadows, spotlights, and color addition and subtraction.
Light and Color Lesson Plans
Arizona State University has materials for teaching about color vision in humans and animals.
Here is a large collection of lesson plans on the topic of light.
And from the same site, a list of lessons on color.
Rainbows and Illusions
Reflection, refraction, and absorption video lesson.
Can your students make colored shadows? Here is a lesson plan that shows you how.
Optical illusions presentation — tells why we see them and how our brain fools us. Then presents a number of optical illusions for you to share with your class. Great on your interactive whiteboard.
The speed of light is not as simple as it might seem. Take a look at this for more information.
More about the speed of light.
Engaging, hands-on classroom activities on all aspects of light and color, for grades K-8.
Here's another transparency lesson plan.