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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.

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.

Categories 

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks
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