Sound and Light Waves

A collection by 6th Grade Scientist
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Sound Waves

Sound Waves

What would the fiery explosions really sound like in Star Wars. Find out the answer to that question and many other questions about sound waves. More...

Video
Bozeman Science
Making Colors

Making Colors

To display millions of colors, your monitor only needs to make three: red, green, and blue. Mixing these primary colors produces all the others. More...

Article
HowStuffWorks
The Humans with Super Human Vision

The Humans with Super Human Vision

If you're like most people, your eyes can detect a million different colors. But what if you had four cones instead of three? Some women do -- meaning they can see a hundred million colors. More...

Article
Discover Magazine
In Living Color: The Science and Mathematics of Color

In Living Color: The Science and Mathematics of Color

No matter what technology TVs (or computer screens) use, they all produce red, green, and blue light. Why these colors and no others? More...

Article
Tom O'Haver
Is Your Red the Same as My Red?

Is Your Red the Same as My Red?

Color is an illusion "created inside our heads." So how do we know if the red we're seeing matches what others are seeing? More...

Video
Vsauce
I Listen to Color

I Listen to Color

Artist Neil Harbisson is completely color blind, seeing the world in gray scale...but that doesn't mean his world is without color. Take a look at the "eyeborg" he created with engineers that lets him hear color. More...

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TED
Absorption of Radiant Energy by Different Colors

Absorption of Radiant Energy by Different Colors

Ever wondered why a white shirt is cooler than a black one? With this activity, you'll discover the amount of energy that different colored objects absorb and re-emit.
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Activity
Science Buddies
What Is Color?

What Is Color?

Even scientists have a hard time explaining what color is in a way that's easy to understand. Meet Physics Girl, who won the Flame Challenge — beating out nearly 400 other videos. More...

Article
NBC
Walking with Beasts

Walking with Beasts

Can you put together ideal combinations of background and coloration to design successful predators and prey? The losing combos go hungry — or get eaten! More...

Game
ABC/BBC
The Relationship Between Camouflage and Habitat

The Relationship Between Camouflage and Habitat

There is a black variety of the species known as the gray squirrel. What color are the squirrels where you live? In this project, you can determine the relationship between color and habitat. More...

Activity
education.com
Crayola Has Another Surprise

Crayola Has Another Surprise

Emerson Moser made a record 1.4 billion crayons during his career as a crayon molder at Crayola. More impressive yet? He's blue-green color blind. More...

Article
AP
Electromagnetic Spectrum: Interactive

Electromagnetic Spectrum: Interactive

Explore the EM spectrum, from its longest radio wave to its most energetic gamma ray, using this interactive graphic. More...

Interactive
Scripps Institution of Oceanography