Lights is energy that travels in waves that are very similar to sound. Light just travels a lot faster. Every form of light moves at a certain wave height, waves with a medium height make up the spectrum of light that we can see with our eyes. Within that visible light, light gives off a different color based on the height of the waves. These worksheets explore both the nature of both light and color.
Colors are everywhere around. Wherever you see, you can witness beautiful colors around you. The world is filled with so many different shades of hues that make it a pleasant sight. But have you ever wondered how these colors were created? Or what is the science behind it? You see colors only in the light. You cannot view any colors in the dark. This is because light and color are related in many ways. Light and color play a role side by side to create a beautiful vision for your sight.
The world is surrounded by so many different electromagnetic energies. Light is one of them. Light is also the only visible electromagnetic energy. The human eye cannot see any other electromagnetic energy. The white visible light is made up of a collection of different wavelengths. These wavelengths create different colors. In short, the white visible light contains all the color. Every color has its frequency and wavelength. Every color that you see around yourself is a result of the transmission or the reflection of light. That color is a mixture of the three primary colors. The primary colors are red, green, and blue. When all these three lights are combined equally, they yield white light. That is when you see no color and only white light. However, when only the two primary additive colored lights are mixed in equal proportions, they make a new color. This color is known as the primary subtractive color.
For example, when you mix red with green, you get yellow. If you mix blue and green, you get a cyan. Similarly, if you mix blue and red, you get magenta. These three new colors are known as the primary subtractive colors. When all three of these are mixed, they create black. When you mix any two of the subtractive colors, you make primary additive colors.