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Primary Colors of Light and Pigments

In this interactive activity adapted from Shedding Light on Science, learn about the primary colors of light and pigment. First, see red, green, and blue gelatin blocks used as filters to demonstrate the absorption of specific wavelengths of light. Then watch as three desk lamps with red, green, and blue filters show how the primary colors of light are mixed to create other colors. Finally, watch a demonstration of how paints both absorb and reflect light and how the primary colors of pigment are mixed to create other colors.

This media asset was adapted from Shedding Light on Science.

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