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Einstein Demonstrations- Color Mixing

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This podcast is part of the series: Einstein Demonstrations


McWane Science Center


McWane Science Center


Mixing color light is called additive color mixing, because the combined colors are formed by the adding of light from two or more light sources together. Two or more lights added together will give more illumination than any of the lights by themselves. The primary colors of light are red, green and blue.

Length: 01:52

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (8)
12. Classify waves as mechanical or electromagnetic.
mechanical—earthquake waves;
electromagnetic—ultraviolet light waves, visible light waves
  • Describing how earthquake waves, sound waves, water waves, and electromagnetic waves can be destructive or beneficial due to the transfer of energy
  • Describing longitudinal and transverse waves
  • Describing how waves travel through different media
  • Relating wavelength, frequency, and amplitude to energy
  • Describing the electromagnetic spectrum in terms of frequencies
  • Example: electromagnetic spectrum in increasing frequencies—microwaves, infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet light, X rays
    SC2015 (4)
    8. Construct a model to explain that an object can be seen when light reflected from its surface enters the eyes.


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