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Teaching with Causes of Color

Causes of Color is a comprehensive presentation that explores how humans perceive color and the scientific principles underlying the ways in which color is perceived. The exhibit is divided into three realms: color that is created when light is made, when light is lost, and when light is moved. It has been designed to support teaching in several kinds of classes, and includes engaging charts, photographs, and diagrams explaining myriad topics, plus thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities.

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  • See an overview of this exhibit, and some tips on using this exhibit in college, high school, middle school, or adult learning courses. Go »
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