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Teacher's Lab
The Science of Light
Colored Shadows
IntroductionLight in ColorLaws of Light
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On the previous page you experimented with shadows using colored light. The four questions you thought about are repeated below. Pick one question to answer and submit your response. (Don't forget you can read the background information for some clues.)

  • How to make MAGENTA.
  • Why the black parts of the shadows are the shapes they are.
  • The rule for what color each shadow is—and why the rule makes sense.
  • How to make just one shadow—and why it looks the way it does.

If you choose, you may also submit an explanation about something else you figured out!

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