Light, Color and Nature
Students take apart and reconstruct human eye models to learn about how we perceive light during the Light, Color and Nature program.

Grade Level: Grades 5 through 8
Science Content Standards: 5.1, 5.2

Description: What is light? How are rainbows formed? Do polar bears really have white fur? This program is an introduction to light and color with an emphasis on human vision, how we perceive light, and how color is used in nature. Using hands-on models and demonstrations this class begins with Newton’s famous prism experiment of the 1600’s and continues with an exploration of human eye anatomy. From there students will see how animals use color to adapt to various environments through camouflage, mimicry or announcing colors.