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Primary and secondary colors are important concepts for young children to master. This lesson explores this concept using a variety of technology.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will identify the two primary colors needed to create each of the three secondary colors. [Red and blue make purple. Blue and yellow make green. Yellow and red make orange.]
Additional Learning Objective(s):
0 to 30 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
clear cups, tub tints (primary water color paints), pipettes, and water, overhead projector
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet access, basic paint program such as Easy Color Paint, Kid Pix, or paint programs included with Microsoft Windows or AppleWorks, color wheel template (see attachment)
The students should have been introduced to the basic colors through a variety of classroom activities.
Teacher can determine student mastery of the concept by observing completed color wheels. These can be printed, also.
Environmental items can be identified as either a primary or secondary color. These items can be illustrated with a basic paint program or a program such as KidPix Studio Deluxe.
Students who have difficulty with these concepts can be offered a variety of hands-on activities such as mixing paint, pay dough, etc.
Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom
for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.