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Graphics: Calculating Color

Lesson Focus 
In a digital world we take color for granted. Through off-computer activities, students learn the difference between additive and subtractive color, and how images are generated on screen and transferred to physical print.

Age Levels:

11 - 13
Objectives 

Introduce students to:

  • How color is created on video screens using additive color.
  • How color is created in printers using subtractive color.
  • The difference between additive and subtractive color.
  • How and why additive color is represented as a single number.
Anticipated Learner Outcomes 

Students will demonstrate/explain:

  • How additive color (red, green, blue) creates color on a video screen.
  • How subtractive color (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) creates color in printers.
  • How to count in hexadecimal numbers.
  • How additive color is represented as a single number.
Lesson Activities 

In a digital world we take color for granted.  Through off-computer activities, students learn the difference between additive and subtractive color, and how images are generated on screen and transferred to physical print.

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