Pixels and Additive Color

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Using a tiny microscope and a cell phone, students examine the red, green and blue pixels that use additive color to create all the colors you see on your computer screen.

Grade Range:
4-9

Duration
1/2 Hour

Supplies

Micro-Phone Lens, phone with camera (5+ mega pixels), Computer screen and Light Blox

NGSS Connections

Ps4.A: Wave Properties

  • Information can be digitized (e.g., a picture stored as the values of an array of pixels); in this form, it can be stored reliably in computer memory and sent over long distances as a series of wave pulses (HS-PS4-2, HS-PS4-5)