Adding Colors: An Optical Experiment
True or False? Every time you observe white, all of the colors of the spectrum are present.
Would it surprise you to learn that the answer is false? Your brain can be tricked into seeing white. This deception occurs when you view the right mix of certain colors and shades. Two-color combinations, such as blue mixed with yellow or red mixed with bluish green (called cyan), can also appear white.
Can other combinations produce the illusion of white? Let's find out.
What You Need:
- 3 flashlights
- transparent plastic report covers (red, blue, and green)
- a pair of scissors
- adhesive tape