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Shedding Light on Color [electronic resource]

Liacos Educational Media
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Color adds beauty to our lives and helps us express our deepest feelings, but what exactly is it? This video lays out the scientific principles at the heart of that question, examining the relationship between light and color, the physical and chemical properties that create it, and the ways in which humans and animals perceive it. Viewers are shown how light can be broken down into component colors-or, more accurately, wavelengths-and are given simple demonstrations that clarify important concepts. These include paint mixing studies, electricity and magnetism experiments, and computerized diagrams that show how various energy wavelengths correspond to specific colors and color ranges. A fascinating introduction to light, its effects, and how it colors our world!
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30 min.
6 to 12
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 21, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Part A: Colored Light (2:28)
  • Colored Objects (1:31)
  • Light Reflection Graphs (1:09)
  • Colored Light on Different Colored Objects (1:50)
  • Perception of Black and White (2:03)
  • Part B: Mixing Colored Light (2:05)
  • Liquid Crystal Displays (3:00)
  • Colors on the Computer (1:58)
  • Part C: Mixing Paints and Inks (1:20)
  • Secondary Colors (0:45)
  • Process Colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (1:56)
  • Mixing Process Colors (1:12)
  • Part D: Colored Light and Vision (2:48)
  • How We See Color (1:54)
  • Color Blindness (0:57)
  • Rod Cells (0:48)
  • Color Perception in Animals (1:51)
  • Closing Comment and Credits: Shedding Light on Color (0:30)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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52775 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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