A clip in the Science Please! collection, The Wonderful World of Colour uses archival footage, animated illustrations and amusing narration to explain how the cones of the retina enable us to perceive the spectrum of colours.
Ages 10 to 11
Science - Physical Science
Teacher asks students to: - observe the decomposition of light through a prism or soap bubble; - stick a pencil to the centre of a disc divided into seven equal parts and decorated with the colours of the rainbow, in order, then spin the disc like a top; - observe some famous optical illusions that are dependent on colour perception and invent others; - analyze colour symbolism.