The NFB is committed to respecting your privacy

We use cookies to ensure that our site works efficiently, as well as for advertising purposes.

If you do not wish to have your information used in this way, you can modify your browser settings before continuing your visit.

Learn more
The Wonderful World of Colour

The Wonderful World of Colour

| 1 min

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.


Credits
  • director
    Claude Cloutier
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary

Suggestions

Enjoy the NFB experience on your favourite device. 

Education

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.

The Wonderful World of Colour
Also available

Embed this code on your site

Video player width

by Reset