SEEING COLOR - EYES AND ART

An ELEMENTARY INTRODUCTION TO VISION AND HOW YOUR EYES CAN BE FOOLED, PLUS ONE ARTIST’S EXPERIMENTS IN COLOR

 

This STEAM lesson has includes both science and art activities. To complete both takes about 2 hours.


MATERIALS (Details in teacher notes below)

Activity 1 – Make and Image

  1. Magnifying glass or similar lens

Activity 2 – Blind Spot

  1. Drawing from Observation Sheet (below) 

Activity 3 – Rods or Cones?

  1. A few colored crayons or pencils

Activity 4 – Do My Shoes Match?

  1. Pieces of felt or other fabric or colored paper of dark, similar shades, for example, black, brown, purple, navy blue in a box;

Activity 5 – What Color?

  1. Bright primary colored small candies, a source of colored light (LED or flashlight with a thin balloon as a color filter)

Activity 6 – Presto Change-o!

  1. Red paper circle with a black dot in the center, one black background and 1 white background

Remaining activities – Josef Abers, Homage to a Square

  1. Squares of colored paper of different sizes and colors.



STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS AND TEACHER NOTES


Seeing_Color_Eyes_and_Art_Slides.pptx.zip  (PowerPoint slides with student instructions)


Viendo Color -Ojos y arte.PPT.zip   (Presentaciones de PowerPoint con instruacciones para estudiantes)


Seeing_Color_Eyes_and_Art_Teacher_Notes.pdf


Seeing_Color_Observations.pdf (Student data and observations)


VIDEO: Change a Tomato into a Plum!




Rev. 1/22/17