Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Colour Wheel Magic

Colour Magic!

For art this term, we are going to working with the medium of paints.  Kōtuku Whānau will be working with Rachel as our mentor to help support our programme.  Before we get the paints out we are learning about the colour wheel.  The colour wheel is a great way of learning about how colours are formed and also to help us develop an understanding of which colours go well together.  We learned about primary, secondary and tertiary colours.


Rachel explains how primary, secondary and tertiary colours are made.



Making our own colour wheel models.



Asking and answering questions to check our understanding.



Now ... check out this amazing video which shows how colours can magically 'disappear', right before our very eyes!

(You might even like to complete this experiment and bring it in to school to show us yourself.)






How Does It Work?
Where'd those colours go?! Well… they're all there, they've just mixed together. The rapid spinning of the Disappearing Colour Wheel causes the colours to “blend” into each other. This blending creates the illusion that they're actually white! How does that happen?
Light is all of the colours in one: white. When the wheel spins up to the right speed, the colors blend into a near-recreation of white light. This “white” wheel is created because your eyes cannot keep up with the rapid rate at which the individual colours are spinning!

17 comments:

  1. Your challenge for the weekend Waka Pūhara is to have a go!

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  2. I think it looks really cool
    Minnie

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  3. it looks so cool and i would like to make one myself.

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  4. Wow! That is amazing! Jack & Hannah

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  5. I think that it's really cool learning about the colour wheel 😊 Devina

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  6. I think that the hallway looks great 🐘- Esha

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  7. I want to learn about coulors my favourite colour is black 😎😎😎

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  8. The colour wheel looks so cool I want to try make one😀-Sophia.w

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  9. I tried making the colour wheel but it didn't turn out how I was hoping. Max P

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    1. Max, that is frustrating. Bring it in and show us ... maybe we can do some problem solving and get it working.

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  10. l wich l cod do that jack.

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  11. I love doing art every Tuesday its really fun!!! Olivia.C🖌✏️✂️🖍📝

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  12. OK that video was awesome i mite do that for my science protect i wonder if it is going to work? London

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  13. It's a amazing how you can turn a circalein to something new😮😮😮👗-Esha

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  14. today at cubs for an activity. i decided to colour mine like the colour wheel. i need more prcatice but i will get there eventually. also can i bring it in to class tomorrow? olivia

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  15. It was very cool how the colours disappeared. - Ruby-Grace

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  16. I was very board today so I thought I could look on the blog for something to do.I was looking
    through art when I saw the colour wheel.so I tried it 3times! because the first and second didn't
    turn out so good☹️but the there'd did🙃🙃-Esha

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