Color Mixtures


Activity #1

Experiment With Color Mixing.

In this exercise, you are just going to experience color mixing using the sliders in the applet below.

  • Note the three different colors of the circles in this applet by playing with each slider.
  • Adjust the sliders to change the level of each of the pigments to experience color mixing.

Activity #2

Investigate Color Mixtures.

A good mixture shows the original colors used and the mixture itself. For example green is a mixture of blue and yellow. In this exercise, you are going to mix colors using the applet below and then create batches of the mixture.

  • In the left cylinder, mix 5 ml of blue(click on one time), and 15 ml of yellow(click on three times). You can verify that by clicking on “show amounts?”. This is a single batch of green.
  • Answer the question that follow concerning the mixture in the applet above.

Activity #3

Create a Diagram to Represent a Mixture.

In this activity, you are going to create a diagram to represent quantities of each ingredient in a smoothie recipe that calls for 3 cups of milk, 2 frozen bananas and 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup.

  • Create a diagram to represent the quantities of each ingredient in the recipe.

Write 3 different sentences that use a ratio to describe the recipe.

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