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Subtractive color mixing

Video

Video (00:12 minutes, without sound):
A student creates mixed colors and black by superimposing colored foils in cyan, yellow and magenta.

English, German
Video (2.2 MByte)
2018-07-27
Primary colors are yellow, cyan and magenta. If you mix all three colors with full intensity and in the same proportions, you get black, i.e. no light is reflected.

Information and ideas:
Subtractive color mixing is used when working with colored substances and is therefore familiar to everyone from art lessons, for example from painting with water colors. The example shown can be easily replicated by students. If necessary, use cheap colored clear plastic folders instead of photo filter films.
Experiment
Personal, social and health education (PSHE); Physics; Technology
Grade 1 to 4; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Elementary school; Middle/high school
Color; Light
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