Where do different colours come from?

In this lesson, we will be learning how we can see different colours. We will apply our learning of reflection and refraction from previous lessons to understand how rainbows are made. At the end of the lesson there will be a chance to try creating your own rainbow by refracting light! You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson. If you would like to try making your own rainbow then you will also need a transparent glass of water or an old CD. You can still take part in the lesson if you do not have these items.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is reflection?

1/5

Q2.Is diagram A or diagram B correct?

Diagram A
Diagram B

2/5

Q3.What part of the eye is labelled C?

Diagram of eye

3/5

Q4.Which best describes the pupil?

4/5

Q5.How would you describe the glass used to make sunglasses?

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is reflection?

1/5

Q2.Is diagram A or diagram B correct?

Diagram A
Diagram B

2/5

Q3.What part of the eye is labelled C?

Diagram of eye

3/5

Q4.Which best describes the pupil?

4/5

Q5.How would you describe the glass used to make sunglasses?

5/5

Video

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Science - Reflection end of lesson Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is reflection?

1/5

Q2.What is refraction?

2/5

Q3.What is happening at label A?

Diagram showing how a rainbow is made.

3/5

Q4.What is happening at label B?

4/5

Q5.What is happening at label C?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Science - Reflection end of lesson Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is reflection?

1/5

Q2.What is refraction?

2/5

Q3.What is happening at label A?

Diagram showing how a rainbow is made.

3/5

Q4.What is happening at label B?

4/5

Q5.What is happening at label C?

5/5

Lesson summary: Where do different colours come from?

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