Physics - Colors

In this MEL Academy lesson your child will:

  • investigate the concept of color
  • mix different colours
  • filter out different light

Lesson time

9:00am   PST (San Francisco, Seattle, ...)
10:00am   MST (Phoenix, Denver, ...)
11:00am   CST (Chicago, Houston, ...)
12:00pm   EST (New York, Toronto, ...)
5:00pm   GMT (London, ...)

Lesson duration: 45-55 minutes.

Prepare in advance

On this lesson we will conduct "Colors" DIY experiment. Prepare the following household materials:

  wide transparent tape
  few meters of thread
  markers of 3 colors (red, green, blue)


This lesson is presented by David Schouweiler:

David Schouweiler

Hi! I have been teaching high school Science (mostly Chemistry and Physics) since 2011 in North Carolina. I am currently working on my PhD in Educational Studies specialising in Science and Technology at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. I have also been a teacher educator since 2015. My passion is to help people connect with science in ways that go beyond the science stereotypes by sparking wonder and curiosity.